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Monday, May 23, 2011

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Easter Stabbing at Venice Beach Victim Stabbed in “Drum Circle” NR11245lpk

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Pacific Area detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect who stabbed a man.
On Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, at approximately 7:40 p.m., a stabbing occurred at Venice Beach, at Ocean Front Walks and Breeze Court, at a location known as the "Drum Circle."

The victim was involved in an argument with an unknown male suspect. The argument escalated into a physical altercation and the victim was stabbed.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, dark short cropped hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing between 130-150 pounds, between the age of 24-30 years old, with a large tattoo on his back and a tribal-looking tattoo on his upper right arm.  The suspect was shirtless, wearing a large gold necklace with a cross, and wearing green camouflage pants at the time of the incident.


The above suspect is a person of interest and is wanted for questioning only at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the crime is encouraged to contact Pacific Homicide Detectives Detective Kim Riemen at 310-482-6343. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.