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News Release

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Media Relations

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Koreatown:  A 24-year-old man is booked for the early morning stabbing and murder of a Los Angeles resident in Koreatown.
On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, around 3:00 a.m., LAPD officers assigned to Olympic Division responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 200 block of Serrano Avenue.  When officers arrived, they found one victim, later identified as 32-year-old Los Angeles resident Luis David Lazcano, down in the street.   

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported Mr. Lazcano to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Several witnesses were identified and interviewed.  The information obtained, led investigators to 24-year-old East Los Angeles resident Miguel Gonzalo Jimenez Jr.  He was arrested in North Hollywood and booked for murder with bail set at $1,000,000.00.  

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact West Bureau Homicide Investigators at 213-382-9470.  During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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 key pads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.