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News Release

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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Homeless Man Stabbed to Death NR17361dm

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's South Bureau Homicide are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect responsible for killing a man.

On November 7, 2017, around 6:30 p.m., Leonidas Solano was in the area of 83rd Street and Vermont Avenue when he stabbed. Preliminary investigation has determined Solanos was talking to the possible suspect moments before he was stabbed. The motice for the stabbing is unknown.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Solano to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic or Black. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 160-170 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing and a shirt covering his face.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Sergeant Paul Funicello or Officer Robert Jamieson, South Bureau Homicide, at (323) 786-5110. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters can also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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