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News Release

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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Program Advisor Stabbed to Death NR12120ne

Los Angeles.  Three students subdued and disarmed a suspect who was stabbing 49-year-old Dwayne Alexander in a dorm staff office.

On March 14, 2012, around 4:41 p.m., Hollywood patrol officers were called to the 1200 block of Lodi Place for a stabbing investigation. When officers arrived, they found the suspect, Job Corp student Freddy Leyva, being held down by students, and Job Corp staff member Dwayne Alexander lying on the floor suffering from stab wounds.

Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel responded and transported Alexander to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Suspect Leyva was taken into custody and has been booked for murder. His bail has been set at $1 million.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call West Bureau homicide detectives at 213-382-9470.  During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.