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News Release

Friday, September 26, 2008

Media Relations

Man Found Stabbed in South LA

Los Angeles: A 25-year old man was found fatally stabbed on South Los Angeles sidewalk.

On September 26, 2008, at around 1:30 a.m., the victim, Armen Antonio Sosa, was found by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in the 7600 block of South Central Avenue.  The deputies had responded to a 9-1-1 call.  Sosa was taken to a local hospital, but died a short time later from a stab wound to his chest.

The deputies contacted LAPD detectives since the location is the LAPD’s jurisdiction.  

The homicide investigation is on-going.  The motive and suspect(s) description remain unknown.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact South Bureau Detectives Chris Barling or Lyman Doster at 213-485-1383.  After hours or on weekends, call the 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).  Callers may also remain anonymous by texting “CRIMES” with a cell phone or by logging on to and click on Web Tips.  When using a cell phone always begin the message with “LAPD.”