Earlier Confrontation May Have Led to Deadly Compton Stabbing

Authorities had a better idea Tuesday of who may have fatally stabbed a man found in a Compton parking lot early Monday morning.

stabbingThe stabbing occurred about 12:50 a.m. in the 4600 block of East Alondra Boulevard (map), according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Homicide detectives were looking for a Hispanic man about 30- to 40-years-old who they believe stabbed the victim in the torso following a verbal altercation inside a business.

The confrontation became physical before both the victim and suspect eventually left the location. The victim was later found in the parking lot with a stab wound, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

It was unclear if the victim and attacker knew each other before the incident.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 (800-222-TIPS), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.