The suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in El Sereno committed another stabbing about a mile-and-a-half away approximately five hours later, police said Tuesday.

After fatally stabbing Xavier Chavarin around 3:55 p.m. Friday in the 4500 block of Valley Boulevard, the suspect approached a 33-year-old man around 8:55 p.m. in the 5400 block of Valley Boulevard and stabbed him several times without warning, police said.

Police released a description of the suspect Tuesday, describing him as Hispanic with long wavy black hair and a long beard. He was wearing the same clothes during both stabbings — a long black jacket, a black shirt underneath, black pants, black shoes, and a black baseball hat with white lettering. Detectives say they believe the suspect was last seen driving a 1996-2001 black Honda CR-V SUV.

Anyone with information regarding these stabbings is encouraged to call Central Bureau Homicide Detectives J. Calzadillas or S. Ruiz at 213-996-4116. Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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