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News Release

Monday, November 15, 2004

Media Relations

Unidentified Man Stabbed and Killed


Los Angeles : On Saturday, November 13, 2004 , at about 5:50 p.m. , Rampart Area patrol officers responded to a stabbing call in the 1400 block of 3rd Street .

Upon arrival at the location, the officers observed the victim on the ground unconscious and not breathing. The victim had been stabbed multiple times in the chest. Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center and was listed in critical condition.

On Sunday, November 14, 2004 , the victim's condition worsened and died from his injuries.

The motive for the assault is unknown. The suspects and weapon are outstanding. The identity of the victim remains unknown and is only described as a Hispanic man in his mid 20’s.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Rampart Homicide Detectives J. Pere or L. Velasco, at 213-207-2060 during day time hours. On weekend or after hours, call the toll free 24-hour number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529 3855).

This news release was prepared by Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.