Murder Investigation

January 2, 2001


Los Angeles – On Friday, December 29, 2000, at about 3:00 a.m., a 47-year-old male was at an inn located in the 1000 block of Centre Street. A suspect approached the victim and stabbed him. The victim died at the scene as a result of his injuries. After a preliminary investigation, Harbor Division Detectives arrested 41-year-old Patricia Gomez. The motive for the homicide is still under investigation. The incident does not appear to be gang related.
Homicide detectives from Harbor Area are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to call, 310-548-7621.
This information was provided by Harbor Detective Paula Chavez.
This Press Release was prepared by Officer Danielle Lee, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.