(L.A.) Canaan Okatch, 26, Died in a Hospital
Case Number: 2023-08619
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 26-year-old Black male that occurred in a hospital.
The coroner’s office has identified the man as Canaan Okatch.
Manner of Death: Homicide
Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound of Back
RIP CANAAN ORYEMA OKATCH (April 27, 1997 – July 11, 2023)
Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 11:26 p.m.
The decedent was a homeless man in Long Beach. He was born in Kenya.
Officers had responded to the 900 block of Maine Avenue at around 11 p.m. for a “shots fired” call and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the ground near Loma Vista Drive and Corvo Court near Drake Park.
Paramedics took the wounded man to a hospital, where he died.
In August, police arrested two 18-year-old men and two boys in connection to the killing. Three or four of them had hit the victim and at least one of them fired a gun.