Rewards Approved for Information in Cypress Park and El Sereno Killings

August 24, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Los Angeles City Council approved a $50,000 reward in connection with the New Year’s Day fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Christian Nino in Cypress Park, and the killing last year of     Victor Duenas, 25, who was gunned down on his front porch in El Sereno.

Nino, 22, died after being stabbed once during a fight that was reported shortly after 2 am on Jan. 1 in the 2600 block of Jefferies Avenue, according to the LAPD. The suspects, described as male Latinos between 18- to 20-years of age, were seen running north on Jeffries and then eastbound on Avenue 28, police said.

Detectives working on the case have not been able to identify a suspect or suspects in the killing.

Duenas was standing on his porch around 7:35 p.m. Dec. 7 when an unidentified assailant walked up and opened fire, striking him in the back as he fled into his living room, according to the motion calling for the reward.

The two $50k rewards are for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this death. Anyone with information regarding Nino’s killing, should contact Detectives Martinez or Lenchuk, at Northeast Homicide, at (323) 561-3321. Person(s) with information in Duenas’ shooting death, are asked to call LAPD Hollenbeck detectives at (323) 342-8960. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested Accused of Fatally Stabbing a Man on Bus in Highland Park

November 10, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A 43-year-old man accused in a fatal stabbing on a Metro bus in Highland Park was arrested Wednesday and booked on suspicion of murder, but two other suspects remain at large.

Allen Jay Milton, who was detained Tuesday, was booked after being interviewed by homicide detectives. He was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

The fatal attack occurred on Metro bus line 81 along North Figueroa Street around 10:40 p.m. Monday.

Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Barraza said three men boarded the bus at Avenue 57, walked to the back and began arguing with the victim, who was stabbed in the chest. The assailants fled when the bus, which was carrying about 10 passengers, stopped at North Figueroa and Meridian Streets, he said.

The name of the victim, who was in his 30s, has not been released.

The two suspects still being sought were described only as Hispanic men, reportedly ranging in age from 25 to 35. Anyone with information about their whereabouts was urged to call the Sheriff’s Information Bureau, (323) 890-5500, or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS.

 
(courtesy of LASD)

Three suspects identified of stabbing of a man in a bus in Highland Park. (Courtesy of LASD)

 

Man Pleads to Fatally Stabbing Son

June 25, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

 A man pleaded no contest Tuesday to second-degree murder for fatally stabbing his 6-year-old son last year.

Alejandro Santoyo Sanchez, 39, is facing 16 years to life in state prison, with sentencing scheduled for Aug. 3 at the Metropolitan Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles.

Sanchez attacked his son, Nathan, with a knife last Sept. 17. Neighbors who heard a commotion saw Alejandro Sanchez covered with blood, according to Deputy District Attorney Araceli Otero. They then went to check on his son, who was found with multiple stab wounds in a trailer at the rear of a house in the unincorporated Florence Firestone neighborhood.

The boy was pronounced dead at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood. Sanchez was screaming incoherently when he was was taken into custody near the crime scene, authorities said.

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