Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Reward proposed in fatal Echo Park stabbing case

ECHO PARK — Last June, 23-year-old Oscar Lazo walked out of Union Liquor on Beverly Boulevard on the southern edge of the neighborhood and was attacked by three Latino males who chased him around the corner and fatally stabbed him on Union Street. Police released a surveillance video but the suspects have never been caught. Now, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell has asked his council colleagues to approve a $50,000 reward to help find the suspects.

“Detectives are continuing to investigate this crime, and believe that a reward may compel members of the public to provide information on the identity of the persons responsible,” says O’Farrell’s council motion.

The full council must approve the reward before it’s issued.

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