A 27-year-old woman was fatally stabbed Friday at a retirement home in Burbank where she worked, and police arrested her alleged killer, who they say was recently “terminated” from the business.
The stabbing occurred at the Burbank Retirement Villa West, 1911 Grismer Ave., near North Glenoaks Boulevard, shortly after 8 a.m., according to the Burbank Police Department.
The woman was found suffering from stab wounds to her neck and arms taken to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead, police said. Her name was withheld, pending notification of relatives.
The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Paul Lawrence Dunbar Haney IV of San Fernando, was booked on suspicion of murder and being held without bail. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
Officers went to the business on a call of an attempted murder, Burbank police Lt. J.J. Puglisi said in a statement. “Information provided by the caller indicated that the suspect had fled the scene.”
“Responding officers saw a male matching the description of the suspect running from the area, armed with a knife,” Puglisi said. “The male refused to comply with officers’ direction, swinging the knife at them. Officers then took the male to the ground, detaining him. Witnesses identified the male as the person who had stabbed the victim. Officers recovered two knives as evidence.”
“There is no indication that this is a random act of violence,” Puglisi said. “The suspect and victim knew each other. The suspect had been recently terminated from the business.”