Officer Pelayo Update: Woman Stabbed on Melrose (Irving)
- Please note that the LAPD unit assigned and phone # are different than my previous post. -K
There was a stabbing on Tuesday, April 19th, at approximately 10 pm on the corner of Melrose and Irving. This incident occurred directly across the street from Paramount Studios. There is video surveillance of this incident that captured the assault. The victim was a female Hispanic walking home from work. The suspect, a Male White or light skin Hispanic, is wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and black shorts. The suspect approached the victim and pushed the victim to the ground and began to stab her approximately five to seven times. The attack ended up in the middle of the crosswalk. Drivers on Melrose came to the victim's aid. There is footage of a possible security guard in the parking lot who observed the attack but did not render aid to the victim. The suspect was last seen running southbound Irving from Melrose. There no apparent motive for the attack. The victim is in stable condition and is recovering from her injuries.
Anyone with information about this case should call the LAPD Olympic Station, Major Assault Crimes Unit 213 982-9450.