Woman killed in targeted shooting at Long Beach strip mall: police
LONG BEACH - A shooting death investigation is underway after a woman was fatally shot in what police are calling a targeted attack at a Long Beach strip mall.
According to police, the victim was sitting in a car at the strip mall located in the 6600 block of Cherry Avenue when she was approached by the suspect, 32-year-old Corderell McKnight of Wilmington. That's when McKnight shot the victim multiple times, police said. She died from her injuries at a local hospital.
The victim was identified as 35-year-old Tearra Stocker of Anaheim.
Police said the two were "longtime acquaintances."
Around 7:12 p.m., officers got word that McKnight was in a car in the 2800 block of Long Beach Boulevard. When officers located the car and tried to conduct a traffic stop, McKnight fled the scene and led authorities on a pursuit onto the 405 freeway, according to authorities.
McKnight was arrested after around 20 minutes by the LAPD and transported to Long Beach, police said. He was booked into Long Beach City Jail for one count of murder and is currently being held on $2 million bail.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Donald Collier or Leticia Gamboa at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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