Man found stabbed to death in Highland Park


HIGHLAND PARK — Police this morning are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man whose body was found near Figueroa Street and Avenue 60 on Sunday night.

Officers were called to the scene at about 9:30 p.m. and found the body of a black male with stab wounds, said LAPD spokeswoman Nuria Vanegas. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Homicide officers were handling the investigation but Vanegas had no further details were available at this time.


  1. Hey LAPD, in case you’re too busy to have noticed, in the last week alone at this location a man has been murdered, 2 innocent girls were shot, and a high speed car chase involving guns and drugs ended here.

    How about stepping up your presence from non existent to highly visible?? Seems like the only time we see police here is when they are cleaning up a crime scene. How much more violent crime do we need in this one little area for the police to give a shit?

  2. Here we go again!

  3. WTF. That’s three homicides right around that intersection this week.

  4. Culturally welcoming?

  5. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was yet another incident related to the large number of homeless encampments we have concentrated near this stretch of HLP. But I’ll hold out my judgement until more facts arrive. What does it take to get some damn police presence!

  6. Does the anti-gentrification crowd have an incentive to turn a blind eye to crime because it helps keep rents low?

    • They might, but they would be stupid to do so.

      Low prices actually fuel gentrification.
      One thing that can stop gentrification, is gentrification.

      Once prices rise to a sufficiently high level.. investors, people looking for cheap housing, etc begin to look elsewhere.

  7. Wait, but I thought Highland Park was supposed to be a desirable neighborhood, haha??

    This is why intelligent people live in Beverly Hills, Hancock Park, and other fully-developed neighborhoods.

    • I know, why don’t these uneducated people move to a wealthy neighborhood!

      • Just so you know, he was college educated. Very smart, loving and kind man. Although it is unknown what he was doing there, Gbenga was an amazing man. He will be greatly missed.

    • Well we can’t all afford to buy million dollar houses. If you’re suggesting it’s better to rent in Beverly Hills instead of own on the east side, that is some dumb-ass poor people shit: renting expensive apartments and leasing BMWs without owning any property.

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