Video released by the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday showed a disturbing scene of a man being robbed and fatally stabbed by a suspect in downtown Los Angeles.
The LAPD said the attack occurred November 6, near 9th Street and Grand Avenue. Police shared surveillance video of the attack as well as video of the possible suspect in a nearby parking garage.
The man is described as a White male, 25-35 years old, approximately 6'3", with a thin build and brown hair. The suspect was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with "Thrasher" written across the chest, jogger type pants, and a white t-shirt with an unknown logo on the front. The surveillance footage showed the suspect wearing a purple or light blue hat with a white logo and carrying a backpack with what appears to be a luggage tag.
A second, white female, with a small to medium build, wearing a ponytail, was also spotted with the suspect before and after the murder.
Authorities have offered the public a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder of Fernando Perez.
Detectives are asking anyone who might recognize the suspect or the woman seen with him to please contact Central Homicide detectives at 213-996-1878. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to Central Area Watch Commander at 213-486-6606. Calls may also be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.