Man Confronted, Fatally Stabbed While Walking in Covina Area: Sheriff’s Department

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The stabbing death of a man who was confronted as he walked down the street with a friend in unincorporated Vincent, near the city of Covina, was being investigated by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials Friday.

A man was stabbed to death in unincorporated Vincent on Oct. 30, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)
A man was stabbed to death in unincorporated Vincent on Oct. 30, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The victim and his friend were walking in the 16800 block of East Bellbrook Street when they were confronted by two people at about 1:30 a.m., according to Lt. John Corina, of the Sheriff’s Department.

An argument ensued and one of the two people pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Corina said.

It was unclear what the argument was about or why the victim, who was described as a male Hispanic about 19 years old, was stabbed, Corina said.

The victim did not live in the area and was walking to a nearby store with his friend at the time of the incident, Corina said.

Some beer cans were found near the body, but it was unclear if they belonged to the victims or the attackers, according to Corina.

The attackers who fled the area were described as two male Hispanics between 18 and 20 years old, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department.

The knife used in the stabbing was not recovered at the scene.

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

Those who prefer to provide information anonymously may call “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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