Man Wanted in South L.A. Stabbing Death Arrested in Bay Area

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Authorities on Monday announced the arrest of a registered sex offender wanted in connection with a deadly stabbing in South Los Angeles.

murder suspect Oscar Bridges

Oscar Bridges, a registered sex offender, was arrested in connection to a deadly stabbing in South Los Angeles (Credit: L.A. County Sheriff’s Department)

Oscar Bridges, 54, was taken into custody Saturday by San Francisco police officers, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Bridges allegedly killed 21-year-old Robert Brewer, of Texas, in a motel room in the 10400 block of South Vermont Avenue on Jan. 23.

Homicide detectives alerted the San Francisco Police Department after learning Bridges had ties to the area.

The arrest comes after a large-scale search operation failed to find Bridges in the Hollywood Hills last week. The search included at least one police dog along the Walk of Fame landmark on Hollywood Boulevard.

Bridges, a registered sex offender, was known to frequent motels in the Hollywood and West Hollywood areas.

He was transported to the Norwalk sheriff’s station and was being held without bail on a murder charge.