Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Murder at Pico and Alvarado NR16328srLos Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a murder suspect.
On July 23, 2016 around 8:20 p.m., victim and the suspect were in the area near Pico Boulevard and Alvarado Street. The suspect was walking on the south sidewalk on Pico Boulevard from Alvarado Street toward Westlake Avenue when the victim approached him from behind. They then engaged in an argument for an unknown reason. The argument escalated into a physical confrontation and during the confrontation the victim was stabbed once in the chest with a sharp metal object. The victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.
The suspect was last seen running westbound on Pico Boulevard towards Alvarado Street.
The suspect is described by witnesses as a male, Hispanic, 20-25 years-old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, and thin build.
We are releasing a portion of video surveillance of a male that detectives are attempting to identify because we believe he was a witness or possibly involved.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Rampart Homicide Detective's Detective Martinez at (213) 484-3642 or Detective Chung at (213) 484-3643. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.