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Hollywood Hills News

Man Stabbed To Death, Suspect Arrested
Posted by Melissa Simon on Sep 4, 2013 - 2:04:39 PM

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Hollywood area officers arrested 22-year-old Julio Caesar Velasquez for stabbing and killing a man, according to the LAPD blog.

The victim, whose identity is being withheld until immediate family is notified, is described as a 29-year-old Hispanic male from Los Angeles.

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The victim was suffering from multiple stab wounds
Around 6:30 a.m. on Monday, September 2, officers responded to a call involving an assault in the 2000 block of North Highland Avenue. Upon arriving, officers found a man suffering from stab wounds. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Velasquez was taken into custody a short distance from the crime scene. The detectives’ investigation revealed that Velasquez was involved in a dispute with the victim in front of the Best Western Hollywood Plaza Inn when he stabbed him.

Velasquez has been booked for murder and is being held on $1 million bail.

Anyone with information on the incident should contact West Bureau Homicide Detectives Carranza and Pierce at 213-382-9470. During non-business hours, call the Hollywood Area Watch Commander at 213-972-2971 or 877-LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips can be directed to Crime Stoppers by phone at 800-222-8477 or by text at 274637 with “LAPD” at the beginning.



 

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