Long Beach Man Fatally Shot On His Porch

A motive for the murder was not yet known, police said.

Correction: Long Beach Police Sgt. Aaron Eaton corrected the victim's age. It is 33.

As he sat on his porch, Long Beach resident Ashley Sampson, 33, was fatally shot Wednesday night, Long Beach Police Department said Thursday morning.

Sampson was shot about 8:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Lime Avenue, Long Beach police Sgt. Aaron Eaton said. Paramedics took Sampson to a hospital, where he died.

``The victim was sitting on his front porch when the suspects approached and shot at him multiple times,'' Eaton said in a statement. ``He was hit in the upper torso.''

The suspects were described only as ``possibly two male adults,'' Eaton said. A motive for the shooting was unknown. Anyone with more information on the crime was urged to call detectives Malcolm Evans or Todd Johnson, (562) 570-7244; or send anonymous tips via the website www.tipsoft.com.

--City News Service and Nancy Wride contributed to this report

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Christina McNealy September 27, 2012 at 07:33 PM
If your going to do a report on my brother at least get his age right!!!!
Nancy Wride September 28, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Hi Christina, I'm so sorry for your loss of your brother. Can you share with us any information about him, and where the nickname came from? The police gave myself and other media the wrong age, and I have been out several hours since they corrected it. The story's updated.
Suzanne September 29, 2012 at 06:54 AM
Karen and Christine , I'm very sorry for your lose. My cousin will be miss. Suzanne
Jennifer Hawkins October 02, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Where will the funeral be and when? I'm an old friend of his I'm so sorry for the families loss :(
SheSharpShoots October 02, 2012 at 03:00 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. i dont live in your City but I have been seeing a number of stories lately involving some pretty grusome murders in your town. Maybe a story could be written about the recent up swing of murders in your town that would include a interview with the police chief. because as far as i am concerned, he/she has some explaining to do. Does anyone realize that if communities would truely STICK TOGETHER against those who committ crimes, that these criminals wouldn't have any success at all. As long as the entire community were to always come to the side of the victims and wittnesses instead of taking on the "its none of my business so I'm keeping out of it" mentality. Note to the I'm not getting involved" fool: As long as "YOU" continue to be a wall flower on this issue, their will be Rampid Crime. And this actually true of every community. Stop thinking as a individual and start thinking like a COMMUNITY. Safety in numbers. We were all meant to work smarter not harder. Life is hard just looking out for just "you". Life can be less stressful knowing that you have an entire community looking out for you too. In order to obtain that loyality you must be willing to look out for your community as well. Live smarter not harder people.


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