Thursday, May 31, 2012
Argument Escalates to Stabbing NR12243bb
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Northeast Division Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspects who stabbed two men during an argument.
On May 24, 2012, at around 12:05 a.m., Northeast Area officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of an Assault with A Deadly Weapon (ADW)-cutting, at Echo Park and Scott Avenue.
Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics also responded and treated two victims of a stabbing. Both victims were transported to a local hospital in stable condition, and were treated for stab wounds.
The detective’s investigation revealed that the two victims were involved in an argument with three suspects, during which both victims were stabbed. The type of weapon used could not be determined. All three suspects fled the area on foot.
The surveillance released by the Northeast Crime Analysis Detail depicts the incident. The suspects are described as two male Hispanics in their twenties and one female Hispanic also in her twenties, no further.
This incident is being handled as a hate crime as the suspects made derogatory remarks regarding the victims’ perceived sexual orientation.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Northeast Detectives at (323) 344-5701. 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 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 keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”