Man Fatally Stabbed in El Monte, Family Member Detained

Police detained a suspect in connection with the deadly stabbing of a family member in El Monte parking lot on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

The violence unfolded about 12:30 p.m. in a shopping center parking lot along the 10500 block of Lower Azusa Road, west of El Monte Avenue, Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said in a written statement.

The victim, initially described only as a man, was taken to a hospital where he was soon pronounced dead, she said.

Police detained a suspect, “pending further investigation,” Koerner said. He was also described only as a man.

Police responded to a report of an “assault with a deadly weapon” when they encountered the victim, who was suffering from “multiple stab wounds” to his upper torso,” she said.

Officers detained a man nearby in connection with stabbing, sheriff’s officials said. A weapon believed to have been used in the stabbing was found at the scene.

No suspects were believed to remain at large, Koerner said.

“The suspect and victim are related, however their relationship to one another is unknown at this time,” she added.

Further details were not available. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau are helping their counterparts in the El Monte Police Department with the investigation.

El Monte police deferred comment to sheriff’s investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.