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Thursday, April 21, 2011

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Woman Stabbed Near Movie Studio Detectives Hope Video May Bring Suspect to Justice NR11174SF

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Olympic Division Major Assault Crimes detectives are investigating the stabbing of a 25-year-old Hispanic woman.

On April 19, 2011, at around 10 p.m., the victim was walking on the sidewalk in the area of Melrose Avenue and Irving Boulevard when a suspect described as a male White or light- complected Hispanic pushed the victim to the ground and stabbed her multiple times. The suspect then ran away and left her screaming for help.    
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where she remains in stable condition.

Detectives have not determined the motive for the stabbing and are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect and bring him to justice.  In a brief video that captured the assault,the suspect was seen wearing a white, hooded sweatshirt, dark shorts and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Olympic Division Major Assault Crimes Detectives Rodrigo Rodriguez or Chang Kim at 213-382-9450. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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