Los Angeles: On November 23, 2002, at approximately 10:40 p.m., the victim, 31 year-old Miguel Angel Bernal-Montez was stabbed to death in the alley located to the rear of the 8100 block of South Hoover Street. The victim and suspect are acquaintances and had an on-going dispute, which lead to the victim’s stabbing death. Information regarding the suspect is being withheld at this time pending further investigation. This incident is not believed to be gang-related.
The victim was transported to Martin Luther-King Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
77th Street Area Homicide Unit Detectives are conducting the investigation. Anyone with additional information regarding this shooting is asked to contact 213-485-1383. On weekends and during 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 Renee’ Montoya, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.