The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved two motions introduced by Supervisor Don Knabe to extend $10,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in the fatal shooting of Lashown Fils, and the hit and run death of Daniel Gomez.
On January 11, 2012, at approximately 3:55 am, Long Beach police officers responded to the area of 14th Street and Cedar Avenue to a shooting with a subject down. When officers arrived, they discovered a male subject who had been shot in the upper torso. This subject was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The decedent was later identified as Lashown Fils, a resident of Long Beach.
On Saturday, September 13, 2014, shortly after midnight, Long Beach police officers responded to a hit and run traffic collision in the area of Spring Street and Karen Avenue. When officers arrived, they discovered the body of 20-year-old Daniel Gomez lying in the road motionless. It is believed that Gomez was the victim of a hit and run traffic collision. Paramedics took Gomez to a local hospital where he later died. Investigators believe Gomez was struck by a 2011-2014, Metallic Silver, Honda Fit identified by debris left at the scene.
Detectives have canvassed the area of both crime scenes in an attempt to find additional witnesses to the incidents and their efforts have been met with negative results. As of this date, no additional witnesses have come forward. Detectives in both cases feel it would be beneficial to offer a reward, which may prompt reluctant witnesses to come forward and provide information to identify the individual(s) responsible for this crime. They can remain anonymous.
Lashown Fils Investigation
Detectives Terri Hubert or Mark Bigel (562) 570-7244
Long Beach Police Department- Homicide Detail
Daniel Gomez Investigation
Detective Steve Fox (562) 570-7355
Long Beach Police Department – Collision Investigation Detail