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News Release

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Media Relations

Man Stabbed in Downtown Apartment, Dies

 

Los Angeles: On Sunday afternoon, a resident of a downtown apartment was stabbed to death and another resident was arrested in the crime.

John Anthony Soto, 28 years old, led officers to the victim an apartment at 1330 South Olive Street, where they found a 39-year-old man lying on the floor. He had been stabbed once in the side. The unidentified man died about a half hour later at California Hospital.

Detectives arrested, Mr. Soto, the man who had led officers to the victim, after evidence pointed to Soto's involvement. The motive for the stabbing was not released by detectives.

The victim's identity was withheld pending notification of his family.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is being asked to contact Central Detectives, at 213-485-2671. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-800-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.



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