An argument in a Koreatown parking garage turned deadly when a woman was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend, who was fatally shot by the woman’s current boyfriend, police said Wednesday.
Officers responded at about 5:25 p.m. Tuesday to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 600 block of South Berendo Street and found a man dead from a gunshot wound and a woman who had been stabbed, Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im said.
The woman was hospitalized and expected to recover from her injuries, said Sgt. Kevin Gruner of the LAPD’s Olympic Division. The man’s name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.
According to the preliminary investigation, the woman and her ex- boyfriend were involved in a dispute, and the man stabbed her, LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado said.
The woman’s current boyfriend was nearby, and he shot the man, Preciado said. The gunman was questioned, but not arrested, Preciado said.
Neighbor Joel Layogin told CBS2 that the “whole place was surrounded by cops,” and the “block was locked down” as investigators made their way through.
“I always hear (a) loud ruckus all the time,” he said. “But hearing a gunshot is not normal. But apparently, tonight, it happened.”
— Wire reports