Monday, January 24, 2011

Sor Phouam: Popular Long Beach figure killed inside his 4th Street store; Police are calling this a "botched" robbery gone tragic. Two men at large. Help find these killers.

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Long Beach Police Department (California)Image via WikipediaBy Randy Economy
Monday, January 23, 2011
12:01 a.m.

Long Beach, CA

I am really beginning to wonder about the "state of mind" within the "criminal element" of  our local community.

Two men are at large in Long Beach after they walked into a local convenience store over on 4th Street in Long Beach on Saturday early evening and literally executed a popular store owner.

The killers didn't get away with anything.  No money taken. No liquor taken.  It was a "botched" robbery gone wrong according to members of the Homicide department at the Long Beach Police Department. 

Sor Phouam was a well known and well loved community business leader in Long Beach who died after being shot inside his local "mom and pop" store.  People are remembering him for his love of children, for being compassionate for his neighbors and his lending a helping hand to anyone who may have been "down on their luck."

Long Beach police officers responded to his business on the 1900-block of East 4th Street regarding a call of shots fired. When LBPD officers arrived, they discovered that Phouam had been shot and two men were seen fleeing from the store without getting away with any cash or merchandise.

Phouam, a 53-year-old resident of Long Beach died at a local hospital after the incident that took place right after 8 p.m. on Saturday night.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects entered the business with the intent to commit a robbery. So, we (the community) have to help bring these two killers to justice.

They are described  as
  • Two male Hispanics 
  • Wearing dark clothing
  • Weapon used was an unknown type of handgun.
  • There is no vehicle information available at this time. 
Homicide investigators are still following up on clues and leads and are continuing their investigation, along with the Los Angeles County Coroners Office.   Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Department’s Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson or David Rios at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips can also be sent via text or email at

Also, if you live in this part of Long Beach, do me a favor and tell me your thoughts about this crime in my "Comment Section" below this blog.   More details later. 
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Anonymous said...

Всем привет, пройду мимо...

Kuntheary said...

So sad... He survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia to die here in the land of the free.


Hews, Economy Featured on The Tim Conway Jr. Show on KFI Los Cerritos Community Newspaper Publisher Brian Hews and Reporter Randy Economy were featured on KFI AM 640 on the Tim Conway Jr. Show on Thursday, October 17 to discuss the arrest of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, Property Tax Agent Ramin Salari and Assessor Major Property Appraiser Mark McNeil on dozens of felony charges. The segment was broadcast live to millions of listeners throughout the Western United States. LCCN will post additional interviews by Mr. Hews and Mr. Economy in the future.

WATCH: LCCN, Randy Economy featured on Fox News

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Los Cerritos Community Newspaper’s exclusive groundbreaking coverage into the corruption probe at the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office is now the focal point of a multi part series that began airing Wednesday night on Fox News 11 in Southern California.

LCCN was the first media outlet to break the story about the massive criminal investigation that has now gripped the entire Los Angeles County Hall of Administration. “We thank Fox News for recognizing featuring Los Cerritos Community Newspaper in their coverage,” said Brian Hews, President and Publisher of Hews Media Group.

“LCCN has been working with dozens of media outlets across the country on this massive scandal for the past eight months,” Hews said.

Featured in this report is LCCN Investigative Reporter Randy Economy who tells about how the community newspaper was able to “piece the puzzle together” that has resulted in the arrest of one former property appraiser, and the recent departure of Assessor John Noguez on a “paid leave of absence.”

Look for more segments on Fox News 11 during the next several days and weeks. Reporter Gina Silva is featured in this segment.

Randy Economy appears on NBC News Non Stop California with Colleen Williams

Randy Economy appears on California Non Stop with Colleen Williams from NBC News. Randy Economy appeared on NBC New's Non Stop California in June, 2012. This is what NBC said about Randy and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper. "Los Cerritos Community Newspaper recently published hundreds of e-mails between Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noguez and several property tax agents. The emails were obtained by the newspaper through a series of public document requests. This is the second set of documents published by the community newspaper that has been at the forefront of reporting and exposing the alleged pay to play activities between tax agents and Noguez for the past two years. Reporter Randy Economy joins Colleen Williams on Nonstop News LA to discuss how their investigation began on June 25, 2012.”

Hear Randy Economy on the David Cruz Show!

Reporter Randy Economy on The David Cruz Show during the week of June 25, 2012 on KTLK AM 1150 in Southern California. The segment begins at the 56:00 part in this clip and lasts for thirty minutes.

Randy Economy on CBS 2 News KCAL 9 with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan

Los Cerritos Community Newspaper featured CBS News with Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan CBS/KCAL Investigative Reporter Dave Bryan interviews Randy Economy and Brian Hews from Los Cerritos Community Newspaper the day more than 300 law enforcement officials raided 12 different locations in the political scandal that is consuming Los Angeles County. Thanks CBS News for acknowledging the hard work of LCCN!