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Sheriff’s homicide detectives asked for the public’s help Monday in locating two apparent witnesses to a fatal stabbing that occurred at a liquor store in unincorporated South Los Angeles last month.
Westley Morejon, 30, was stabbed several times in the 8000 block of Vermont Avenue around 4 p.m. on Feb. 10 and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
David Carrillo, 28, was identified as the alleged assailant through the questioning of witnesses and video surveillance footage, according to the Sheriff’s Department. He was taken into custody Feb. 21 at an apartment complex in Santa Monica after a several-hour standoff during which he was bitten by a police dog, and is being held on $1 million bail.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said detectives to talk to an unidentified woman and man who were both seen on surveillance footage at a hamburger stand with the victim prior to the stabbing.
The man — who’s also believed to have recorded the stabbing attack on his cell phone, based on witness accounts — arrived in a Cadillac STS and was wearing a green shirt, according to Nishida.
Anyone with information was asked to call Detective Francis X. Hardiman or Sgt. Jeff Cochran in the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500.
— City News Service