Reward Authorized for Information Related to Fatal Shooting in Long Beach

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion introduced by Supervisor Don Knabe to extend the offer of a $10,000 dollar reward for information regarding a shooting in the City of Long Beach.

On Thursday March 24, 2011, Philip Williamson, 29, was found lying in an alley suffering from what would become a fatal gunshot wound.  The victim was from the Chico California area and was known to distribute marijuana to local Southern California dispensaries.  The victim may have had up to $500,000 dollars and several pounds of marijuana in his possession when he was killed.

The victim was not a gang member and detectives have no leads on a suspect.  Investigators believe it would be beneficial to offer a reward in this case, which may prompt reluctant witnesses to come forward and provide information to identify the individual(s) responsible for this crime.  They can remain anonymous.


Detective Scotty Lasch  (562) 570-5722
Detective Donald Goodman (562) 570-5726
Main Office (562) 570-7244