[UPDATED with Dead Man's I.D.:] Santa Ana Man Held in Stabbing Death of One and Wounding of Another Outside Fourth Street Dive Bar

UPDATE, OCT. 25, 12:42 P.M.: The 28-year-old man who was stabbed to death early Saturday outside Fern's Bar on Fourth Street in Long Beach has been identified as the incredibly named Tommy Buck Whitson IV of Long Beach. Police have yet to identify the other 28-year-old, who suffered non-life threatening stab wounds, or the 24-year-old Santa Ana man who has been arrested for the attack, citing the ongoing investigation.

ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 24, 10:33 A.M.: A 24-year-old Santa Ana man has been arrested in the early morning stabbing death of one man and wounding of another outside Fern's Bar, a Fourth Street dive bar that's across the street from another popular Long Beach watering hole eatery, Hole Mole.

Police have not yet released names of the 28-year-old victims or the suspect, who was arrested in Anaheim several hours after the stabbing.

Officers were called to a parking lot in the 1200 block of East Fourth Street around 1:50 a.m. Saturday about a stabbing that occurred after three men were fighting. Waiting there were the two stabbing victims, who were rushed to a local hospital where one later died. The other man was treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to Long Beach Police.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call homicide detectives Greg Krabbe or Mark McGuire at 562.570.7244.


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15 comments
Flowerdove
Flowerdove

this reporter is a terrible writer. 

Lyndasybaker_23
Lyndasybaker_23

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Nikoli
Nikoli

must you mock the name of the deceased? show a wee bit of sensitivity, geez. also, hole mole is not a watering hole. keep up the good work

mitch young
mitch young

There is a Fourth Street in Santa Ana, no? I mean, I guess we could suss out that this happened in Long Beach, but isn't the job of a journalist to make things clear? 

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

Mock? As a Coker who has spent a life being called Cocker, Stroker, Cokehead and Pepsi, I honor the name Tommy Buck Whitson IV.

White
White

There are no 'dive bars' on 4th street in Santa Ana. No clarification needed. Duh.

Kimberly562
Kimberly562

It says a "Santa Ana Man" which means he was originally located in Santa ana, not long beach. This article clearly states where the stabbing occurred. It was in the parking lot of a dive bar in long beach. Read carefully before you attack the journalist, just saying.

C Donahoe
C Donahoe

How was this not clear?  In the first paragraph, we are told that the bar is located in Long Beach.  Also, why would the Long Beach Police be giving out statements about an incident that happened in Santa Ana?

Nikoli
Nikoli

honestly, no one cares what tragedies you suffered on the playground as a child due to your name. i just felt that by saying that the deceased was "the incredibly named Tommy Buck Whitson IV of Long Beach" seems a little insensitive. who cares about how incredible his name was. he's dead, dude. can't you show a little sensitivity? it just makes you comes across as some smug orange county resident laughing at some dead dude who was named after his great grandfather.

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

BTW, I've also corrected "watering hole" in the original post. Nice catch!

Joe
Joe

Forgive Mitch, he was in between reading this article and the "Daily Nazi". 

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

actually, if you note punctuation, the first paragraph was actually one sentence with a comma splice!

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

Some must post critical comments about OCW writers & articles no matter if they are based in fact or not...

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

the original way it was written made sense to me, however, I actually read all the words as written and not between the lines. Not just skimmed the ones that I wanted to read I have on a couple of occasions made mistakes in what I read, made stupid comments then re read and had to apologize... damn I hate doing that

mitch young
mitch young

Seems to me  a simple 'outside Fern's Bar in Long Beach' would have been a lot clearer. 

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