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News Release

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Media Relations

Detectives Need the Public's Help to Identify Stabbing Victim

"Detectives Need the Public’s Help to Identify Stabbing Victim"

 

Los Angeles: On September 5, 2004, at 9:30 p.m., a Reseda resident in the 8200 block of Tunney Avenue saw a man staggering southbound on the sidewalk. The man collapsed, he appeared to be critically injured and had blood on his shirt. A witness called "911" and the responding Los Angeles City Paramedics transported the victim to Northridge Hospital.

The victim passed away at 10:10 p.m. as the result of an apparent stab wound to the chest.

The identity and motive for the crime is unknown. The victim is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 20 years-old, 5’6", 160 pounds and had a pierced stud earring in his left ear.

He was wearing a gray t-shirt with the words "Las Vegas Nevada" on the front, blue Levi’s jeans, and black tennis shoes.

No suspects have been identified or arrested.

Anyone with information regarding the crime or the identity of the victim is asked to call the West Valley Homicide Unit at 818-342-0449 during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

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