Long Beach Police Department

11/30/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2023 17:49

UNDETERMINED DEATH INVESTIGATION – 1900 BLOCK OF LONG BEACH BOULEVARD

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a male adult, which occurred on Nov. 29, 2023, in the 1900 block of Long Beach Boulevard.

On Nov.29, 2023, at approximately 3:18 p.m., officers responded to the 1900 block of Long Beach Boulevard to assist the Long Beach Fire Department with a male adult in need of medical attention. Upon arrival, the male adult was determined deceased and later identified as Anthony Mercy, a 59-year-old resident of Long Beach.

While on scene, officers observed Mercy having injuries, which were possibly related to his death. Homicide detectives responded to the scene to further the investigation. At this time, the cause of death is being classified as undetermined.

The official cause of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Mercy was possibly involved in a dispute or altercation on November 28, in the area of14thStreet Park and Seaside Park.

Detectives are asking for the community'shelpin gathering additional information. If anyone observed any altercations in the areaof14th Street Park and Seaside Parkon Tuesday,Nov. 28, 2023, or were involved in any altercations with Anthony Mercy, please contact Homicide Detectives.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Donald Collier or Chasen Contreras 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