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Friday, February 25, 2011

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Murder at Venice Beach, Suspect Arrested

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department arrested 23-year-old Billy Young after he stabbed and murdered the victim.

On Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at approximately 6:05 p.m., a stabbing occurred in Pacific Division.  The stabbing took place on Ocean Front Walk at Westminster Boulevard on the Venice
Beach boardwalk.  

The victim and Young became engaged in a fight.  Young then stabbed the victim multiple times with a knife.  The victim was transported by paramedics to the hospital where he died from his injuries.  His name is being withheld pending notification to his family members.

Young attempted to run, but was caught several blocks away by diligent patrol officers who listened to the crime broadcast.  Young has been booked for murder.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Pacific Homicide Detectives at 310-482-6369.  Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.