LOS ANGELES – A man stabbed to death in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles was a resident of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay area, authorities said Monday.
Justin Dumas was 30 years old, according to the coroner’s office. He died in a hospital.
Los Angeles Police Department officers were called about 2:55 a.m. Friday to the area of Washington Boulevard and La Brea Avenue on reports of a hit-and-run collision and found two vehicles in the street, according to a department statement.
Police discovered two occupants who were not seriously injured in one car, and found that the other was empty.
Officers found the victim suffering at least one stab wound about a block away from the scene of the collision, according to the LAPD.
LAPD officers also responded to a report of a burglary in the area and detained 61-year-old Rolando Maura, who was later determined to be “involved in the stabbing,” police reported.
Maura was booked for murder and is being held at the LAPD Wilshire Community Police Station jail on $2 million bail.
Detectives are working to determine if the stabbing and the reported hit-and-run are related, and anyone with information was asked to call LAPD West Bureau Homicide detectives at 213-382-9470. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be made to 877-527-3247.
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.