BALDWIN PARK – Authorities Saturday identified a man who was stabbed to death in Baldwin Park after attempting to detain a suspect who tried to flee the scene of a collision.
Jonathan Aranda Lara, 35, was the victim of the stabbing, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to the 3400 block of Cosbey Avenue, near the intersection of the San Gabriel River (605) and San Bernardino (10) freeways, on an initial report of a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian, according to Deputy David Yoo.
Deputies found a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy suffering non- life threatening injuries at the scene, and they were taken to a hospital.
” During their investigation, (deputies) learned the suspect crashed his vehicle into an unoccupied parked vehicle and fled the hit-and-run scene on foot,” Yoo said. “Family members attempted to detain the suspect a short distance away, at which time the suspect stabbed the victim… in the upper torso. The suspect fled that location on foot but was eventually detained by El Monte police officers several blocks away.”
Lara was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The name of the suspect arrested in the stabbing was not released.
Anyone with information on the stabbing was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.