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One Dead, One Shot During Altercation on Los Angeles Metro Train

One Dead, One Shot During Altercation on Los Angeles Metro Train

Passengers use the Westlake/Macarthur Park train station in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 20, 2023. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

City News Service

City News Service

8/3/2023

Updated: 8/16/2023

A fight on a train between two men at a Metro Crenshaw Station in Hawthorne, California, led to the fatal stabbing of one person and the arrest of the suspect, authorities said on Aug. 3.
Deputies from Metro Transit Services Bureau responded to the Metro Green Line near the Crenshaw Boulevard off-ramp from the Glenn Anderson 105 Freeway at 7:23 p.m. on Aug. 2 regarding a stab victim call.
During their investigation, investigators learned the 25 to 30-year-old victim and the 35 to 40-year-old suspect were involved in a physical altercation on the train, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide Lt. Michael Gomez.
During the confrontation, the victim sustained stab wounds to the upper torso. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
As the men fought, the victim drew a handgun as the suspect was stabbing him and shot the suspect in the upper torso, investigators said. The suspect then exited the train, where deputies took him into custody and took him to a hospital in an unknown condition.
The law enforcement activity stemming from the fatal attack prompted Metro to suspend train service between the Hawthorne/Lennox and Vermont/Athens stations, providing shuttle bus service instead.
Anyone with information about this killing was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 and tips can be sent to lacrimestoppers.org.
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