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News Release

Monday, November 3, 2014

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Two Arrested in Apparent Stabbing that Left One Dead NR14416sm

Koreatown: The Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide Detectives are investigating an apparent stabbing that left one man dead near Lafayette Park.

On Saturday, November 1, 2014, around 10:15 p.m., an unidentified male Black adult victim was found near 6th Street and Virgil Avenue. The victim suffered from visible stab wounds and was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

Two suspects, later identified as 41-year-old, Arthur James Deblanc and 25-year-old, Sarah Wilson were located inside of Lafayette Park and detained after being identified by witnesses.

The detective’s investigation revealed the motive for this homicide was possibly a dispute between transients in the park. Deblanc and Wilson were booked for 187(A) PC-Homicide.

Anyone with information on this stabbing should contact West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470.During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.