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News Release

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Media Relations

17-Year-Old Stabbed and Killed

Los Angeles: Detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying the persons responsible for the murder of 17-year-old man.

On Friday, December 12, 2008 at about 10:30 p.m., officers from Wilshire Area went to a stabbing call where they found one victim down with a stab wound.  The victim was taken to a local hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department where doctors pronounced him dead.  The victim, 17-year-old male Hispanic, a resident of Los Angeles, was confronted by several suspects.  A struggle with the suspects ensued and the victim was later stabbed.  The suspects left the area on foot.  

The motive for this altercation and murder is unclear at this time.  Although no arrests have been made, homicide investigators are analyzing evidence and interviewing witnesses at this time.

The victim’s name is being withheld until his family can be notified.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Wilshire homicide detectives at 213-473-0446.  After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “CRIMES” with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web Tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  All calls and contacts are anonymous.