Police Wednesday sought the public’s help in identifying and locating seven women who last fall attended a party in Pacoima where a 22- year-old man was fatally stabbed.
Victor Garcia of El Monte was fatally wounded about 2:20 a.m. Oct. 28 in the 12400 block of Bernadette Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Officers arrived to find Garcia lying on the street with witnesses performing CPR on him. Firefighters took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police say Garcia had attended a “flier party,” so called because it had been promoted via handbills.
“The suspects became so intoxicated and belligerent that the homeowner asked them to leave the party,” according to a police statement. “This further angered the suspects and they became confrontational.”
The suspects were then involved in a fight in front of the home, where one of them armed himself with a knife and stabbed Garcia. The suspects fled in various vehicles, police said.
No arrests have been announced and detailed descriptions of the suspects have not been made available.
Police said on the day of the stabbing that Garcia had gotten into a fight with a man who was about 25 years old.
The seven women wanted for questioning were seen at the party before the killing and fled in an unknown vehicle, police said.
Anyone with information about the killing was urged to call Detective John Doerbecker of Valley Bureau Homicide at (818) 374-1942 to speak with Detective Kohl.
After-hours and weekend calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222- TIPS.
—City News Service