Man Shot to Death in North Long Beach Housing Complex, Suspect Arrested

A 23-year-old man was shot to death at a North Long Beach housing project and the wheelchair-bound suspect later was arrested, authorities said Saturday.

The shooting was reported about 9:45 p.m. Friday at the Carmelitos Housing Project in the 900 block of Via Wanda, the Long Beach Police Department said.

Jerrimiyah Davis of Long Beach suffered gunshot wounds to his upper and lower body and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The suspect fled the scene in a wheelchair and was located and arrested in the 5200 block of Orange Avenue.

Paul Booth, 58, of Long Beach was booked on suspicion of murder and ex- felon in possession of live ammunition, police said. He was being held at the Long Beach jail on $2 million bail.

Homicide detectives believe Davis and Booth knew each other and that Booth confronted Davis in a common area of the housing project, resulting in the shooting, the LBPD said.

The case will be presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office next week, police said.

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