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News Release

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Media Relations

Man Stabbed to Death and Suspect Arrested NR10385gb

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a 44-year-old man in the Harbor Gateway area.

On August 2, 2010, around 5:40 a.m., a group of individuals were using narcotics at the victim’s apartment in the 1300 block of West Carson Street.  28-year-old, Jesse Hendricks and the victim became involved in a heated dispute.  Hendricks became angry, pulled out a knife, stabbed the victim multiple times and ran from the scene.

Paramedics responded to the scene and rushed the victim to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Detectives developed leads to identify the suspect and arrested Hendricks without incident.

The victim’s name will be withheld until a family member has been notified.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Harbor Homicide Unit at 310-726-7880 or 310-726-7886.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.