Reward Offered in Slaying of Man in Dispute Over Skateboard

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Carlos Arellano is pictured in a family photo.

Los Angeles authorities announced a $50,000 reward Wednesday in the slaying of a 22-year-old man who was stabbed to death during a dispute over a skateboard in Echo Park.

The attack happened around 11:25 p.m. Aug. 15 as the victim, Carlos Arellano, was walking home from a music festival in the 1500 block of Sunset Boulevard.

The 22-year-old was confronted by a Hispanic man in his early 20s who wanted his skateboard, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

When he refused to give up the skateboard, Arellano was beaten and stabbed.

He later died at a nearby hospital.

Anyone with information was urged to contact LAPD Northeast Division homicide Detective James Yamada or Detective Lisa Governo at 323-344-5744.