Posted Aug. 16, 2014
Carlos Arellano, a 22-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Friday, Aug. 15, in the 1500 block of Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11:30 p.m., Arellano was approached by three men in their 20s, said Officer Nuria Vanegas of the Los Angeles Police Department. The alleged assailants tried to take Arellano’s skateboard and a fight ensued, Vanegas said.
One of the people stabbed Arellano in the torso and fled, police said.
Arellano was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:03 a.m. the next day, said Ed Winter, a coroner’s spokesman.
Police have not made any arrests.
Anyone with information is asked to call Northeast Division Homicide detectives at (323) 344-5744. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
-- Victoria Kim and Nicole Santa Cruz