Leonard Villapudua Garcia, 50
Leonard Villapudua Garcia, a 50-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Friday, Aug. 14 at Lincoln Park at 3529 N. Mission Road in Lincoln Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 5 p.m., Garcia got into an argument with another man, described by witnesses as a Latino between the ages of 25 and 30 years old, said LAPD Det. Jose Ramirez.
The argument became physical, and the man pulled out a sharp object and stabbed Garcia. Ramirez said it’s unknown what Garcia was stabbed with.
Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:15 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Ramirez said that Garcia is a regular at the park and the suspect is also presumed to be a frequent visitor. The two may have known each other, but it's still unknown what the two men were arguing about.
“It could have been anything,” he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Hollenbeck Homicide detectives at (323) 342-8900. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.