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Monday, December 12, 2016

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Fatal Stabbing of a 21-year-old Man NR16382jh

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who killed a 21-year-old man.

On December 6, 2016, around 8:30 p.m., Topanga Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" from a local hospital in Los Angeles.

When officer arrived, they discovered that the victim, a 21-year-old male Hispanic, was dropped off at the emergency room with a stab wound. Once inside the emergency room, the victim died from his injury.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was dropped off at the hospital by potential witnesses in the case. Those potential witnesses left the hospital without making a statement to the officers or detectives.

For more information about this arrest, please contact Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide, detective John Doerbecker at 818-374-1943. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.




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