LOS ANGELES – The suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old boy in downtown Los Angeles was described by police Thursday as a 14-to-17- year old boy of medium height and build.
Marco Murillo of Rialto was stabbed in the abdomen at approximately 5:40 p.m. Wednesday during a fight with several boys at the intersection of Seventh and Flower streets, according to the Los Angeles Police Department bulletin.
Police said Murillo and the suspect were involved in an argument that quickly escalated to a fight. During the fight, the suspect stabbed Murillo with an unidentified cutting instrument. The suspect then ran from the scene, east on Seventh Street, according to the LAPD.
LAPD officers assigned to the Transit Services Division who attempted to break up the melee called Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, who took the victim to a hospital.
Murillo died from his injuries at the hospital, LAPD said.
Anyone with information regarding this fatal stabbing is urged to call Detective Gonzales from Central Bureau Homicide at 213-996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or go to lacrimestoppers.org.