Police ask for help to find Echo Park murder suspect

Aug 5, 2016
Echo Park murder suspect

Echo Park murder suspect

ECHO PARK — Police today released a drawing of the suspect believed responsible for last month’s fatal stabbing at Echo Park Lake.

The victim, described as a male Latino in his 20s, and two friends had gone to neighborhood restaurants and nightclubs on Thursday night, July 21, before they headed to Echo Park Lake, said Lt. Joe Losorelli with the LAPD Rampart Division.

The group was hanging out near the park restrooms by Park Avenue and Lemoyne Street when a man with a shaved head emerged from one of the restrooms. The man, who was angry because he apparently thought the group was laughing and making fun of him, punched the victim, who pushed the suspect back. “The suspect then armed himself with a sharp metal object and stabbed the victim in the chest,” said an LAPD press release.

The victim was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 30-40 years old with a bald head and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 180-190 pounds. He has tattoos on both arms. The suspect was wearing a black t- shirt and blue jeans.

The suspect was last seen walking northbound on Lemoyne Street towards Sunset Boulevard following the attack, which was reported at 10:39 p.m.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Rampart Homicide Detective Martinez at (213) 484-3642 or Detective Chung at (213) 484-3643.

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