"Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating a Murder Suspect"
May 11, 2001, at 12:00 p.m.
4861 Venice Boulevard, Wilshire Community Police Station
Wilshire Homicide Detectives
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the stabbing death of a 24 year-old male Korean. The stabbing occurred on April 29, 2001, at approximately 9:15 p.m., at 3500 West 8th Street. The victim was identified as Sung Hoon Ko.
The victim was standing near the front entrance of the Osaka Sushi Restaurant, when he was stabbed in the upper part of his body. The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the location and transported the victim to USC Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injury.
The motive for the crime is unknown. It is currently believed that the suspect is probably a male Hispanic familiar with the area. A Spanish-speaker will be available at the press conference to provide details to the Spanish-speaking media and community.
Wilshire Homicide Detectives along with the victim’s family will be at this press conference. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Chavez or Officer Byeon at 213-473-0444.
This press release was prepared by Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.