Authorities Investigate Highland Park Stabbing

By City News Service

Police Wednesday released the identity of a man stabbed to death in what they describe as a gang-related killing in Highland Park.

Lt. Richard Parks of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Community Police station said 19 year-old Andrew Michael Stittiams was stabbed after a confrontation at 7149 North Figueroa Street about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Stittiams died at a local hospital about 90 minutes later, he said.

“The nature of the killing appears to be gang-related,” Parks said.

Parks said Stittiams was walking north on Figueroa near the intersection of Yosemite Drive with another man when they were approached and asked about their gang affiliation. After a short argument, Stittiams was stabbed at least twice in the abdomen, Parks said.

The assailant, a Hispanic man aged 20-25, escaped in a dark gray midsize sedan driven by another man, Parks said. He said two men were detained Tuesday as possible suspects in the killing but then released.

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2 Responses to “Authorities Investigate Highland Park Stabbing”

  1. cs on November 14th, 2013 5:10 pm

    Andrew was far from being a gang member and or affiliated. I was fortunate to know Andrew well. He was a wonderful well-mannered young man with a beautiful heart and caring parents. He was a college student working on his dream of being a chef. Passionate about life and his goal filled future. Only 19 but truly an old soul. He was excited about an upcoming camping trip to celebrate his 20th B-day on November 15, 2013. People in his community knew him as the young man that always smiled and said hello. My deepest sympathy to his parents and family and all whose lives were touched by Andrew.

  2. Linda on November 16th, 2013 7:18 pm

    I had the pleasure of working one-on- one with Andrew as an assistant, at ERHS, his 7th grade year, he was an intelligent student, with great potential, no way was he involved in gangs. My condolences to his mom and sister!

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