Authorities ID Man Stabbed to Death Near Park La Brea; Suspect in Custody


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man who was stabbed to death at Park La Brea was identified today, and his 17-year-old alleged killer was in custody, authorities said.

Jose Mejia, 50, of Los Angeles, died at the scene of the attack, which occurred just before 2:35 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of South Burnside Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Mejia was found mortally wounded in a stairwell, and a knife was recovered at the scene, police said.

Authorities withheld the name of the suspect because he is underage, and released no information about the circumstances that led up to the attack or the relationship, if any, between Mejia and the boy.

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