Police seek public’s help in fatal Silver Lake area road rage case

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Police are asking the public for help to find a man and a woman  involved in a case of road rage that turned into a fatal stabbing on Saturday night.

The incident began on Feb. 20 in Los Feliz in the 3000 block of Griffith Park Boulevard near Marshal High School when 22-year-old Omar Ruben Norato and another passenger got into an argument with a man and a woman riding in a Toyota 4-Runner, according to police. The male suspect then stabbed Norato in the upper torso and while the female suspect stabbed the other victim in the left hand.

The victims were able to drive away before they flagged down an officer shortly before 7 p.m. near Sunset Boulevard and Bates Avenue (police revised early reports saying the stabbing took place near the junction of Sunset, Hoover and Fountain).

Norato died from his injuries at a hospital; the other victim was treated and released.

Police say the suspects in the case are a white male between the ages of 20 to 25 who was last seen wearing a white shirt or sweater and a black baseball cap; the other suspect was an African-American female between the ages of 20 to 25 with long black hair (possibly dread locks) wearing parachute-type pants and a sleeveless shirt. The suspects were driving a black older model Toyota 4-Runner with a shattered passenger window.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, Northeast Homicide Detectives, Detective Governo or DiCroce, at (323) 561-3421. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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