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Friday, April 24, 2015

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide Detectives have arrested a man suspected of stabbing a victim to death in Hollywood.

On April 22, 2015, around 8:30 a.m., Los Angeles Police Officers responded to a radio call in the 1700 block of North Cherokee Avenue, near Hollywood Boulevard. Officers arrived and saw one victim down and a witness providing first aid. The Los Angeles Fire Department pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

A witness reported that a male Black stabbed the victim after a dispute and took the witness' brown Ford F150 truck and fled the location with one additional male and female. It was later discovered that the suspect abandoned the truck blocks away from the murder scene in the 6800 block of Camrose Drive.

West Bureau Homicide investigators responded and quickly identified the suspect as 29- year- old Raymond Jackson of Pacoima, California.

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the FBI Fugitive Task Force located and arrested the suspect and detained the other two people who fled the scene with the suspect. Raymond Jackson was booked for murder, 187 PC, and his bail was set at one million dollars. The associates of the suspect were questioned and released. The name of the 27-year-old male victim is being withheld pending the notification to next of kin.

This arrest culminates the work of the LAPD West Bureau Homicide Detectives and their partnership with local and national law enforcement agencies. Within the past week, three males have been arrested for murder and a warrant has been issued for another wanted suspect.

Anyone with information is urged to contact West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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