Andrew Michael Stittiams was stabbed multiple times at about 4:30 p.m. on Figueroa Street near Yosemite Drive, according to the LAPD’s Northeast Division. Stittiams and another person were walking on Figueroa when two males drove up in a car and “questioned their gang affiliation,” according to a posting on the division’s Facebook page. Stittiams was stabbed during an altercation with one of the suspects and died about 90 minutes later later at a hospital. “The motive for the murder appears to be gang related,” said the press release.
The man who stabbed Stittiams is described as a male Latino, 5-feet-8-inches tall, age 20 to 25. The driver is described as a male Latino, 6-feet tall, age 20 to 25. The suspects’ vehicle is described as a light to dark gray, four-door, mid-size sedan.
Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call Detective DiCroce and Officer Watterson at (323) 344-5744, during normal business hours or the Northeast Watch Commander at (323) 344-5701. Tipsters may also submit information anonymously on the LAPD website: www.lapdonline.org.
* Correction: A previous version of this post said the stabbing took place in Highland Park based on the LAPD press release. However, the location on Figueroa Street near Yosemite Drive falls withing the boundaries of the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council.