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News Release

Friday, November 9, 2001

Media Relations

Woman Stabbed with Ice Pick in Face, Saved from Further Attack

"Woman Stabbed with Ice Pick in Face, Saved from Further Attack "


Los Angeles: On Friday, November 9, 2001, at approximately 12:10 a.m., Southwest Area patrol officers were called to the scene of a stabbing in the 4000 block of Crenshaw Boulevard. Upon their arrival, they found a 22 year-old African-American female who had been the victim of a stabbing outside a donut shop. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the victim was an employee of the donut shop at the location, where she had been confronted by her ex-boyfriend, Eugene Lamar Addison. Outside the donut shop, Addison confronted the victim and began stabbing her in the face with an ice pick. A security guard at the location, saw the attack and went to the aid of the female employee. The suspect continued to stab his ex-girlfriend and the security guard drew his weapon and fired once, striking the suspect in the upper torso. The suspect fled the scene on foot but was discovered a short distance away where he had succumbed to his injuries.

It has not been determined whether charges will be brought against the security guard, Aaron Keith Echols. He has not been booked, and it appears the case may be ruled a justifiable homicide.

The investigation is being handled by Detectives K. Jackson-Williams and J. Yoshida of the Southwest Division Homicide Unit, 213-485-2417.

This press release was prepared by Pubic Information Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.