Tony Young, a 64-year-old Chinese man, was fatally stabbed Thursday, Jan. 26, at 428 Gin Ling Way in Chinatown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 2:30 p.m., a man entered the Hop Sing Tong Benevolent Assn. and demanded that Kim Kong Yun, 64, who was playing mah-jongg, give him $400 to pay for vehicle impound fees.
When Yun refused, the suspect pulled out a 6-inch knife and attacked him and Young, who tried to defend Yun, police said. The suspect slashed both of the men in the neck.
Yun and Young were pronounced dead at 3 p.m. at the scene, according to coroner’s records.
“It was personal and isolated,” said LAPD Det. Patricia Hauck who heads up the Central Division homicide unit. “We don’t know if he planned to go there and kill somebody. ... He came back over and over again recently ...