Man Slain Trying To Catch Driver Who Hit-And-Run Teens

BALDWIN PARK, CA — A family member of two teenagers struck by a hit-and-run driver in Baldwin Park died trying to stop the driver Tuesday afternoon, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

According to sheriff’s investigators, a 35-year-old man was stabbed to death by the hit-and-run driver as he and other family members tried to chase him. The fatal attack occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded around 1:30 p.m. in the 3400 block of Cosbey Avenue, near the intersection of the San Gabriel River (605) and San Bernardino (10) freeways, in a report. initial vehicle collision involving a pedestrian. , according to MP David Yoo.

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Agents found a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy suffering from non-life-threatening injuries at the scene and they were taken to a hospital.

“During their investigation, (deputies) learned that the suspect crashed his vehicle into an unoccupied parked vehicle and fled the scene of the hit-and-run on foot,” Yoo said. “Family members attempted to apprehend the suspect a short distance away, at which point the suspect stabbed the victim…in the upper torso. The suspect fled from that location on foot, but was eventually apprehended by law enforcement officers.” El Monte police several blocks away.

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The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was withheld pending notification of his family. Authorities did not release the name of the suspect in the fatal stabbing.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

City News Service and Patch Staffer contributed to this report.


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