(L.A.) Chase Powell, 39, Ended His Life

Case Number: 2023-18478

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 39-year-old Black male that occurred at a residence in Long Beach.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Chase Powell.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Shotgun Wound of Head

RIP CHASE PHILLIP POWELL (May 9, 1984 – December 28, 2023)

The decedent had barricaded himself along with his 5-year-old daughter in the 3400 block of Adriatic Avenue. After a standoff that lasted close to 10 hours, both father and child were found dead.

It appeared the girl was shot dead by Powell, who then offed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot.

According to the Long Beach Police Deparment, the case is classified as an “in-custody death.”

“LBPD Policy Manual … defines an in-custody death as `a death which occurs at any point in time when a person’s freedom of movement has been denied by law enforcement, such as during arrest, detention, attempted arrest, attempted detention or while confined in any law enforcement vehicle or facility.’ Given this was an attempted arrest, the department has classified this suicide as an in-custody death.”

(L.A.) Aspen Powell, 5, Died in an Ambulance