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.Print This Post
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