Long Beach, CA — Long Beach police are seeking the public’s help in locating the killers of Garrett Norris, a 27-year-old man who died while reportedly trying to stop thieves from stealing his iPod.

Norris was playing basketball at Orizaba Park at Temple Avenue and Spaulding Street when he observed his personal items being taken by two unknown males. Norris chased the two males into an alley when one of the men shot him in the torso.

Norris later died in a local hospital.

The shooting occurred Saturday around 6:30 p.m. according to Long Beach police spokeswoman Jackie Bezart.

The suspects are described as being in their late teens or early 20s.

Police asked anyone with information to call homicide Detectives Mark McGuire or Hugo Cortes at (562) 570-7244.