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LONG BEACH: Guy Alford Killed In Shooting At Jack In The Box Near Atlantic Avenue and 52nd Street

Oct 1, 2018

Long Beach Community College Football Player Guy Alford Died In Shooting at Long Beach Jack In The Box Parking Lot By Atlantic Avenue and 52nd Street

 LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA (September 28, 2018) A Long Beach Community College football player identified as Guy Eugene Alford has tragically died after he was shot in the parking lot of a Jack In The Box.

The attack happened on Tuesday around 12:15 a.m. Long Beach police rushed to the scene where they found Guy Alford slumped over in the seat of a blue Chevy Impala. It does not appear as though there are any suspects for the shooting at this time and police are still trying to determine a motive.

Family and friends of the victim gathered around the location where he was shot. Anyone that would like to support the family can do so by donating to the Go Fund Me page that has been set up for them.

Anyone that may have knowledge about the shooting that killed Guy Alford at the Jack in the Box should contact homicide Detectives Shea Robertson and Oscar Valenzuela at (562) 570-7244.

Parking Lot Security Measures

Parking lots can certainly be very dangerous places. They are generally fairly secluded especially at fast food restaurants and typically quite dark. Every year thousands of people are the victims of crimes in parking lots ranging from theft to murder. Here are just a few security measures that can be put in place at parking lots in order to help prevent crime:

  • Fencing: An adequate fence is the first line of defense in making it more difficult for criminals to enter restricted areas.

  • Lighting: Perpetrators of crimes are less likely to act in a location that is well illuminated.

  • Security Cameras: When a parking lot is covered with security cameras, this can act as a deterrent for crime. Signs letting people know that they are under surveillance are an important extra measure. Moreover, in the event of a crime, they can help police catch those who are responsible.

  • Landscaping: Thick bushes can add to the aesthetic of a parking lot, but they can also offer criminals a hiding spot. An open parking lot with minimal landscaping can help minimize crime.

  • Security Guards: Depending on the location of a parking lot, a security guard that patrols the premises might be needed. Armed guards can significantly reduce the occurrence of crime at a parking lot.

Depending on the facts of the case, a victim of a violent crime may have the ability to file a premises liability claim.

Liability In Parking Lot Shootings and Assaults

Companies like Jack in the Box and other fast food establishments have a responsibility to provide their guests with a reasonably safe environment. This includes taking steps to reduce the likelihood of a violent crime. Depending on the location of a business different levels of security may be needed. For example, a restaurant in a high-crime area will generally need much more security than businesses in safer locations. Moreover, if there is a history of crime at a business this should prompt property owners to take additional security measures. When a business is negligent and fails to implement adequate security to keep guests safe, the may face civil liability for an assault or shooting at a parking lot. Victims of crime on parking lots may have the ability to file a personal injury claim in order to be compensated for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.   

Getting Help After An Assault or Shooting At A Parking Lot

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Guy Alford as they are grieving such an incredible loss. Anyone that can should donate to the Go Fund Me page that has been set up for his family. There have been a number of assaults and murders at Jack in the Box recently. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to make this location safer in the future. No family should ever have to bury someone so young.

If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed at a fast food restaurant you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys can take steps to help preserve your rights. We are committed to getting our clients justice and holding wrongdoers responsible for their actions. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking for help after a crime we are here for you (888) 888-9285.


  1. ABC 7 Staff. Long Beach college football player identified as victim in Jack in the Box shooting. September 27, 2018.

  2. Go Fund Me. Guy Alford III. 2018.

  3. Justia Staff. Negligent/Inadequate Security. 2018

  4. Christopher McMahon. Top 10 Ways to Secure Your Parking Lot. August 15, 2014.

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