Police release surveillance video of fatal Echo Park stabbing

ECHO PARK —  Police released a surveillance video in an effort to capture the suspects who fatally stabbed a 23-year-old man in June after he walked out of a liquor store on the southern edge of Echo Park.

Oscar Lazo was assaulted by several Latino men outside Union Liquor at the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Union Street on Tuesday, June 23 at about 10 p.m. Lazo, who lived in the area, was chased for about a block before he was assaulated again and collapsed, according to the L.A. Times’ Homicide Report.  Lazo, who was stabbed with an unknown object,was declared dead at the scene, police said.

LAPD said the motive for the crime remains unknown, and the suspects remain at large. “Detectives are releasing surveillance video of the vicious attack in hopes that someone may have information which would assist in solving this crime,” according to an LAPD press release.

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspects in the video is asked to call Rampart Homicide Detectives R. Martinez or J. Audelo at (213) 484-3642. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to the Rampart Division Watch Commander at (213) 484-3650, or 877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247)

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  1. Latino gang scum. Leave our cities.

  2. That’s not Echo Park that’s ghetto Westlake

  3. It kind of looks like the one guy hit him with a sword.

  4. Anyone know if it was a random attack, or revenge/gang related?
    From what it appears it looks like it would be the latter, as four guys seems a bit excessive to rob a random person.

    • total gang trash…

      not like anyone deserves to die like this but the chances that the assailed was just a good dude leaving a rampart area liquor store with a gallon of milk makes me think it was Gangland season 11 style….

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