Police say they’ve arrested a Los Angeles man in connection to a shooting in Long Beach’s Washington neighborhood last Wednesday that left one person injured.
Levester Lee Bolden, 45, was taken into custody Thursday—the day after the shooting—and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and for violating the terms of his parole, police records show.
The shooting took place around 6:22 p.m. in the 100 block of Pacific Coast Highway, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
There, officers found evidence of a shooting, but by the time they arrived, the victim had already headed to the hospital to seek treatment, authorities said.
At the hospital, the man told officers that he was in the area near PCH and Pine Avenue when an unknown male suspect shot him, according to the LBPD. The victim, who was struck by gunfire in the upper body, was listed in stable condition at the time. The LBPD did not provide an immediate answer on his current status.
Authorities later identified Bolden as a suspect and located him near his home on 46th Street and Central Avenue in Los Angeles, according to the LBPD’s arrest log.
Following his arrest, Bolden was charged Monday with one count each of attempted murder, committing an assault on another person using a semiautomatic firearm, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
He hasn’t yet entered a plea and is due back in court on April 10 for arraignment. In the meantime, he remains jailed in lieu of $2 million bail, arrest records show.
It’s unclear at this time whether police have determined a motive for the shooting.
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