LONG BEACH (CBS) — A store clerk in Long Beach has been declared dead after being shot during a robbery attempt, according to police.

The robbery occured in the 1900 block of E. 4th Street near Cherry Street.

Police say two male Hispanics tried to rob P&B Liquor Jr Market.

The shooting reportedly occured just after 8 p.m.

Jay Jackson reported from the scene for CBS2 and KCAL9. He reported that officers responded to a “shots fired” call and discovered the clerk dead when they arrived.

The victim’s name was withheld until his next of kin could be notified.

The suspects are at-large, say police.

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Comments (24)
  1. Anti Drug Trafficker says:

    two male Hispanics. Here and in Mexico. And we want to protect them????

    1. Ricardo says:

      you do realize that this is not a race thing, right ??

      a few weeks ago a crazy white 21 year old guy killed a few white people, while they were showing their support for their political views.

      you are so ignorant, it is surprising

      1. Shannon Walker says:

        Oh you are right indeed, only White people can be racist.

      2. el jose says:

        the difference is the white guy is the lone crazy case, while mexican and black gang bangers are killing on a daily basis. That’s not racist, it just a fact.

      3. One says:

        Your right. It dose not matter if your white, brown, black, yellow, or purple hate comes from all races and traggic actions comes from many faces from many places not just from but one race. ignorance is thriving these days.

    2. Jeff says:

      a black guy killed another clerk in that same liquor store about 10 years ago. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t from Mexico.

  2. rm says:

    you know im thinkin if the news that the place was robed and the clerk killed is on the news BEFORE the next of kin is told is not that a messed up concept i mean the family could in theroy read this knowing their loved one was workin there and put 2 and 2 together and well you get the point i think the news should wait to print this type of stuff till after the kin is called

  3. gman says:

    The clerk was asian. The robbers we’re hispanic. The bystanders we’re african american. The cops on the scene were hispanic, african american,caucasian of irish-german descent,japenese american…etc, etc. Misfortune does not discriminate. The clerk was a good guy and the robbers were bad guys. My prayers go out to the man’s family.

  4. elfaba says:

    What a world, what a world…

  5. Den says:

    So close to Downtown L.B. which is only a few blocks away.

  6. Marissa says:

    With all the crime happening down there I just hope the L.B.P.D. has enough officers to handle it all.

  7. Jeff says:

    I remember another clerk was killed in that same liquor store about 10 years ago. I just drove through LB last week and noticed how nice a lot of things looked. There have been so many improvements but when this still happens you realize that the bad element there still exists. I hope the killers are caught and brought to trial.

  8. Mae says:

    The older Cambod man at PB&J liquor was a very sweet man. If I was ever short on change, he would say, “no problem.” He put up with a lot of badmouthing from local drunks too, always polite and steadfast.

    I hope the two m.f.’s who did this get what’s coming to them Godspeed.

  9. Boab Foster says:

    Good thing the gun laws in CA are so strict, otherwise the clerk might have been able to defend himself.

    My liberal friends tell me to call the cops for help e.g. bring a body bag.

    Let’s keep up our current laws to ensure law abiding citizens are unable to protect themselves. Only criminals have that right.

    1. el jose says:

      exactly… if the clerk was sporting a hand cannon on his hip, maybe the two bangers would have thought twice. More guns on more hips will make this crazy world a safer place. Counter intuitive, but it seems like the only solution.

  10. bob rawlings says:

    No, not hispanics? They raise such fine humans, and so many of them. How can this be? They work so hard and take jobs no one else wants, like robbery and drive by’s, and gang bangin’. Such a well disciplined culture, they don’t throw their diapers out on the street.

    1. La Migra says:

      hahaha thats funny, but so true.

  11. Bon says:

    Hopefully they make it back to Mexico where theres a chance they will get beheaded and not caught here where they get TV, Cellphones, Med. Treatment,New gang ties, Etc. Ca. Prison system is a joke

    1. La Migra says:

      That would be nice, but doubtful unfortunately.

  12. Sarge says:

    Find them and publicly execute them i say!!!! It works in the middle eastern countries and e few other countries i’ve been too.The sentence for everything their in the mid east is either DEATH or DISMEMBERMENT !! I am an American Veteran and i say,that would pretty much take care of our gang problems.A new motto for the gang task force catchem n killem

  13. Sarge says:

    Why are all you idiots pulling out the race card every time something like this happens ??The only reason you’d be feeling Butt Hurt about it is, you are of that same race,so get with your people and put a stop to the SH&T or just Shut Up and deal with it !!

  14. sandman says:

    everyday street thugs or gang members? They didn’t specify but knowing the area I would bet the latter. Claims are being made about crime rates dropping but I really don’t see it. Gangs, all of them , biker, street, racial and all others that engage in criminal activity should be considered “URBAN TERRORISTS” and legislation should be enacted to classify them as such and they should be dealt with accordingly. Make it a Class 1 Felony to be a member of any gang that engages in criminal activity. Write, petition, call, and email our newly re-elected officials and demand it.

  15. Disturbed says:

    Bob Rawlings you’re ignorant and racist!

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