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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s North Hollywood Homicide Detectives are investigation the stabbing death of a 28 year-old male Hispanic.
On Sunday, January 9, 2005, at about 1:00 a.m. North Hollywood officers and Fire Department personnel responded to Vanowen Street west of Laurel Canyon Boulevard for a radio call of a "Man Down."
The victim was discovered on the sidewalk suffering from a stab wound to his right thigh. He died as a result of his injuries. Detectives searched the area for evidence and located three individuals who possibly knew the victim. During further interviews, it was determined that one of the individuals was the victims’ girlfriend.
The girlfriend admitted to stabbing the victim during a dispute. She has been identified as 27 year-old Brenda Barnett of North Hollywood.
The victim’s identity has not been released pending notification to his family.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is requested to contact North Hollywood Homicide Detectives, at 818-623-4045. On weekends and during off-hours call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (877-529-3855).
This news release was prepared by Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.