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News Release

Friday, March 9, 2001

Media Relations

23 Year-Old Man Dies From Stabbing

"23 Year Old Man Dies from Stabbing"


Pacoima - On Friday, March 9, 2001, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Foothill Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a "Screaming Man" in the 9800 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Pacoima. The victim, identified as Victor Cruz, a 23 year-old resident of Pacoima, was being treated by paramedics.

The investigation revealed that the victim got into an argument with suspect(s) at a Bar on San Fernando Road. The suspect(s) then followed the victim to his residence and a fight ensued. The victim was stabbed during the altercation. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he, subsequently, succumbed to his injuries.

The identity of the suspect(s) are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information should contact Foothill Operations Support Division's Homicide Unit at 818-834-3115 or 818-756-8861.

This Press Release was prepared by Public Information Officer La Donna Cissell, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.