Police investigate Echo Park stabbing


ECHO PARK — Police are seeking a suspect who stabbed a man in the face and chest early this morning, leaving a trail of blood down a sidewalk, according to news reports.

An altercation between the victim and suspect broke out on Sunset Boulevard where the suspect stabbed the victim numerous times, according to Loudlabs News. The victim was able to walk around the corner before collapsing in an alley next to a public parking lot near Sunset Boulevard and Echo Park Avenue, according to a brief report and video by Loudlabs.

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Witnesses saw the suspect walking away from the scene at about 2 am, according to NBC 4. LAPD Rampart Division police told NBC that they found a trail of blood believed to be that of the victim’s in front of the Gold Room bar on Sunset Boulevard.   However, a person with the Gold Room tells The Eastsider the bar had been closed for several days to make “fixes” and other changes, so no customers were present at the time of the stabbing.

Police said the victim received a puncture wound to one of his lungs  but is expected to survive, reports NBC. The suspect is described as a white male between 40 and 50 years old, 6 feet tall and 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and grey pants.

The Eastsider has contacted LAPD for more details.

Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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  1. Seems invasive of the victim’s privacy to show his face. Other people have thoughts on this?

  2. Poor GoldRoom

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