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POLICE BRIEF: Long Beach Man Accused Of Stabbing, Killing Brother

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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 8:27 pm | Updated: 1:20 pm, Mon May 25, 2015.

A Long Beach man has been arrested and charged with stabbing his brother to death Friday night.

Long Beach Police officers were called at 12:15 a.m. Saturday to a possible stabbing near Elm Avenue and Louise Street. The officers found 20-year-old Geovany Ortiz suffering from a stab wound.

Ortiz was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Officers found 22-year-old Israel Ortiz near the site of the attack, arrested him and held him on a charge of murder. According to police, the brothers got into an argument that led to the stabbing.

Anyone with information about the attack should call Homicide Detectives Peter Lackovic or Hugo Cortes at 570-7244. To remain anonymous, visit