City Council to vote on $25,000 reward in Echo Park stabbing

The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to vote on Wednesday on a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects who yelled anti-gay slurs before stabbing two men in Echo Park last month in what police are investigating as a possible hate crime.  News of  reward, proposed by Councilman Eric Garcetti, was made before a community meeting  – Echo Park United Against Hate Crimes – is scheduled to take place this evening in Echo Park.

The two men who were stabbed on May 24 on  Echo Park Avenue near Montana Avenue may have been targeted because a rainbow flag – a symbol of gay pride – was placed on their bicycles.  The suspects yelled anti-gay slurs at the two victims – who are not gay –  before they were stabbed.

Police, who have not made any arrests in the case, have posted a pair of surveillance videos in an effort to find the suspects. Persons with information about the incident are asked to call  the Northeast Division detectives at (323) 344-5751.



  1. I really hope they get caught 😐

  2. wouldn’t be too hard to freeze the video on their faces and do a still image of the individuals (since they were kind enough to stand directly in front of the surveillance camera’s). post the pictures and it will jog someones memory.

    • LAPD Northeast Division had some flyers today with still photos of the suspects. You could probably request one through their facebook page (it is listed as Northeast area on facebook) or ask them to post the pictures there. It is pretty grainy but, you never know what someone might recognize. The phone # for the Northeast Division is (323)344-5751.

  3. It’s pretty grainy

  4. Yeah, reality doesn’t have much in common with those CSI tv shows….

  5. $25k for stabbing. Why $0 for murder City Council?
    RIP Etsael Cardenas.

  6. Hahaha.. Lame ass marks.. pssh.

  7. Enhance. Enhance.

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