Central Homicide Detectives Investigate Fatal Stabbing

November 18, 2002



Los Angeles: Central Area Homicide Detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a male, Hispanic, approximately 30 years of age.
On Saturday, November 16, 2002, at approximately 3:50 p.m., the victim and the suspect were seen engaged in a physical altercation in front of the 600 block of San Julian Street. According to witnesses, the victim attempted to avoid the suspect by walking into the above location. The victim then came out of the above location and once again walked back into the location. According to witnesses, the victim walked out a second time, and was attacked and stabbed by the suspect in front of the location on the 600 block of San Julian Street. The suspect fled the location.
The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, as a result of his injuries.
The motive for this murder has not been determined. The victim’s and the suspect’s identities have not been established at this time. The weapon used was a steak knife.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Area Homicide Detectives, 213-485-6593. On weekends or off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer, Lucy Diaz, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.