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News Release

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Media Relations

Murder Suspect Captured on Video NR17121lp

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a murder suspect captured on video.

On April 16, 2017, around 10:50 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of South Westlake Avenue for an assault with a deadly weapon call. When the officers arrived they found a victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. The investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect were inside an apartment building when they began arguing. The suspect suddenly approached the victim with a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.

The suspect was last seen running out of the apartment building holding a knife in an unknown direction.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local area hospital where the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, 25-35 years old, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, short brown hair and heavy build. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, black shorts and black shoes.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Rampart Homicide Detective's Detective Martinez at (213) 484-3642 or Detective Chung at (213) 484-3643. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."