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News Release

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Man Stabbed to Death in North Hollywood NR18168dm

North Hollywood: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for killing a man.

On June 18, 2018, around 2:50 a.m., North Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a stabbing near the intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and Tujunga Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located the victim laying on the grass, bleeding from his upper torso.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim is described as a 25-year-old male. His identification is being withheld until his next of kin is notified.

Preliminary investigation revealed the victim and suspect were involved in an argument. The argument turned physical, at which time the suspect stabbed the victim and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a male Black with a medium build. He was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Steve Castro at 818-374-1925. 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.


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