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Jermaine Tryon
  • Death date
  • May 13, 2007

Jermaine Tryon, 25

Jermaine Tryon, 25, a black man, was stabbed twice in the torso at 43807 15th Street West in Lancaster, and died at 2:51 a.m. Sunday, May 13.

Tryon, at left, was shot after leaving Schooner's Restaurant and Bar at 43800 15th St. in Lancaster. Investigators believe he was stabbed by his friend Michael King, 22, a parolee with a history of domestic violence; they say King flew into a rage, stabbed Tryon several times in the torso, then ran. Tryon walked back toward his friends, took off his shirt to show his wounds, then collapsed. Antelope Valley Hospital is right across from the crime scene, but he could not be revived. King remains at large.

Update: King was taken into custody in Watts by corrections agents on May 22, and booked for a parole violation. He has been questioned in the Tryon investigation, said Sheriff's Sgt. Martin Rodriguez.

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