No Suspect Found During Search for Gunman in Norwalk Killing

BELLFLOWER (CNS) - A SWAT team searched this afternoon in Bellflower for a suspect who may have been involved in a fatal stabbing last Friday in Norwalk.

Nearby Bellflower High School was placed on lockdown as a precaution, according to the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

A SWAT team was sent to the 10200 block of Alondra Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which announced about 2:45 p.m. that the search was underway and the school, in the 15300 block of McNabb Avenue, was under a precautionary lockdown.

The lockdown was lifted about 4:25 p.m. and students were instructed to walk north and west, away from the containment area, the sheriff's department announced.

During the search, which ended about 6:30 p.m., residents were told to remain inside their homes and call 911 about anything suspicious.

The search was prompted by a report of a man with a gun, officials said.

The victim of the stabbing -- identified by the coroner's office as 32- year-old Jessie Lemos Jr. of Long Beach -- was found about 6:30 p.m. last Friday in the 14400 block of Pioneer Boulevard by Norwalk Station deputies who responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the sheriff's department reported.

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