Victim of Stab Wounds Dies at a Local Hospital

June 5, 2000

Monday, June 5, 2000

"Victim of Stab Wounds Dies at a Local Hospital"

Koreatown – Rampart Homicide Detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a male Black approximately 30 years of age.

On Monday, June 5, 2000 at approximately 3:25 a.m., Rampart Patrol Units responded to a "Woman screaming" radio call, discovered the victim in the bushes in front of 708 South New Hampshire Avenue. The victim was bleeding and appeared to have fallen in the bushes. Upon the arrival of the rescue ambulance, the victim was removed from the bushes and it was discovered the victim had sustained multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to Hollywood Presbyterian/Queen of Angels Medical center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The investigators have not located any witness to the crime. The police were called in response to a woman screaming in the street. The woman was gone upon the officers’ arrival. She is described as a female Black, 5’8" tall, heavy set, wearing a white shirt and black pants.

The identity of the victim has not been established and the motive for the crime is unknown. The weapon was not recovered.

Anyone with information should contact Rampart Homicide Detectives at 213-207-2060.

Prepared by Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.

For Release 4:00 pm PDT
June 5, 2000