Arrest Announcement NA23027wm

March 8, 2023

Central Bureau Homicide detectives will announce the arrest of a suspect in the murder of 17-year-old Xavier Chavarin, which occurred in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles on March 3, 2023.

Thursday March 9, 2023

10:00 a.m.

CompStat Room
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles

Deputy Chief Michael Oreb, Central Bureau Commanding Officer
Commander German Hurtado, Central Bureau Assistant Commanding Officer
Lieutenant II Ryan Rabbet, Central Bureau Homicide
Detective III John Melendez, Central Bureau Homicide
Detective III Jerry Gibson, Central Bureau Homicide

On March 3, 2023, around 4:05 p.m., the victim, Xavier Chavarin, was standing outside of a local restaurant, located at 4500 block of Valley Boulevard. Chavarin was waiting for his parents to pick him up. The suspect approached Chavarin on foot, and without cause or provocation stabbed the victim multiple times. The suspect fled the location westbound on Valley Boulevard.

During the crime scene investigation, detectives learned of a second stabbing victim in the area. The victim was stabbed multiple times at 5400 block of Valley Boulevard. Detectives believe the suspect responsible for the Chavarin stabbing is also responsible for the second stabbing. That victim is expected to survive his injuries.

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