Alejandro Rojas, 22
Alejandro Rojas, a 22-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Feb. 19, after he was stabbed in the 4200 block of Peck Road in El Monte, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Rojas was walking to a store with a relative about 11:40 a.m., when a car pulled alongside them and a man got out, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Jauch.
The man exchanged words with the pair, and the three began to fight, Jauch said. The assailant pulled out a knife and stabbed Rojas in the chest.
Rojas and his relative ran to a nearby residence, where Rojas collapsed. He was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead at 12:40 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Rojas' relative was not injured, Jauch said. The attacker, described only as Latino, got back into his car and drove away northbound.
Rojas lived in El Monte, Jauch said. His relative told investigators he didn’t know the killer and didn’t understand why he attacked them. Rojas and the relative are not affiliated with gangs, Jauch said, and investigators don’t have a motive for the stabbing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 8990-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.