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News Release

Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Media Relations

Bar Fight Ends in Stabbing Outside Local Club

 

Hollywood: On Tuesday, December 11, 2001, at approximately 12:20 a.m., Hollywood Area Community Police Station police officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" in the 6300 block of Selma Avenue. On arrival, the officers observed a male down on the sidewalk, the apparent victim of a stabbing. Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel responded and transported the victim to Cedar Sinai Hospital where he failed to respond to emergency treatment and succumbed to his wounds.

Witnesses indicated that the victim had been involved in a minor altercation with another man inside a local nightclub. The altercation was taken outside the club where sometime during the fight, the victim sustained several stab wounds.

The suspect was described as a male Caucasian, between 6’0" and 6’01" tall, 180 pounds, with a shaved head and multiple tattoos on both arms. The suspect was seen leaving the area in an unknown make and model white vehicle.

The victim has been identified as Peter Matthew Weckwerth, 31 years of age, a resident of Woodland Hills.

Anyone with additional information should contact Hollywood Homicide Detectives G. Shamlyan or V. Bynum, at 213-485-6410 during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.