Friday, May 18, 2012

News Release: Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Stabbing

Incident:                                             Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Stabbing

Date and Time of Release:                        May 18, 2012, 11:30 a.m.

The Arcadia Police Department was notified by staff at a local hospital they were treating a victim of a stabbing who said the incident occurred in the City of Arcadia.  The victim arrived at the hospital during the evening hours of Thursday, May 17, 2012.

Officers met with the victim, a 20-year-old, male Asian from Hacienda Heights, at the hospital, where he was being treated for a single stab wound to his chest.  The victim said he had walked out of a beverage shop, when he was approached in the parking lot by two males, asking the victim where he was from.  Words were exchanged, and the suspects punched the victim.  One suspect stepped back, pulled out a folding knife, and stabbed the victim in the chest.  The suspects then ran off.  The victim said the incident took place on Friday, May 11, 2012, between 1:00-3:00 p.m., at a business located at Santa Anita Avenue and Duarte Road, Arcadia.  The victim provided a vague description of the suspects as being Hispanic males, 18-21 years old, one wearing a blue “LA” hat, blue shirt, black/gray plaid shorts, and white knee high socks.

The victim does have admitted gang affiliation and based on the victim’s account, the incident may be gang related.  Due to a lack of witnesses and delayed reporting of the incident, we are asking the public’s help in providing additional information on the crime.  Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Arcadia Police Department at (626)574-5156.  You can also submit crime tips and information via text, phone, or web to LA Regional Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police

By:      Tom Le Veque

Refer Case #12-2231

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