Sheriff’s officials will reach out for public help Wednesday as they continue their search for an assailant who fatally stabbed a homeless veteran inside a Los Angeles City College parking structure.

The attack occurred around 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at the parking structure at 640 N. Heliotrope Drive, according to the sheriff’s department.

Upon arrival, deputies found the victim on the ground suffering from stab wounds to the upper body. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were called, but the victim died at the scene, sheriff’s officials said. The person’s name was not immediately released.

The attack prompted a lockdown of the LACC campus as authorities searched for a suspect, without success.

At the time, the assailant was described as a male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, and last seen wearing a black shirt, white shorts, black jacket and blue shoes.

Sheriff’s officials plan to hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon to ask anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the LASD Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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