Man, 21, Killed In Hawthorne Stabbing

HAWTHORNE (CBS) —Police say a 21-year-old man was fatally stabbed early Thursday morning in what may have been a “random act”  on a street in Hawthorne.

The stabbing was reported at about 2:10 a.m. at the corner of Inglewood Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne police Lt. Kenneth Swain said.

Randall Baker, Jr. was pronounced dead where he was found in the street, Swain told reporters.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives were called to assist in the death investigation.

Eastbound and westbound lanes of Rosecrans were shut down at Inglewood for the investigation, according to Swain and the California Highway Patrol.

No information about a suspect or suspects was released.

Detectives Ask Witnesses To Come Forward: KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou Reports

Anyone with information about what occurred was urged to call Hawthorne police at (310) 349-2700 or the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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  1. Lock your doors. Don’t have your windows down at 2am.

  2. patrick says:

    yeah I just happened to be roaming the streets at 2:30 am and witnessed the whole thing, of course there were no witnesses.

    1. daa says:

      Did you witness something or not? These people are friends of mine, on one hand you say you witnessed the whole thing and on the other you say nobody saw anything, did you or not? We are looking for justice in this case.

  3. Rick says:

    It is sad the police have not released a description of the assailants. I would guess myn left family jewel that is once again hispanic on black.
    Whatever happened to a one on one fist fight like a man? These little girls have to attack other in groups and use weapons. Pansies. Remember their famous saying; “WE COME HERE FOR BETTER LIFE.”
    iI will add a line for them “AT THE EXPENSE OF THE QUALITY OF OTHERS LIVES, THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS AND SHOPPING CENTERS.”

    1. Xavier says:

      “We come here for a better life”? Are you referring to Mexicans? If it is, what makes you think it was an ‘illegal immigrant’? These hispanic cholos can be 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation, even 5th generation from any latin American country. Also, there are also black gangs vs rival black gangs. This can also be a possible road rage incident. Don’t be so ignorant…

      1. Lyon says:

        @Xavier – gang bangers, cholos, gang members are mostly a Mexican thing. You never EVER see a Bolivian or Argentinian, a Costa Rican as a cholo because its not part of the rest of Latin American community.

        But I applaud your fight against ignorance.

  4. scg says:

    This is crazy. This is definitely hitting too close to home, he’s my boyfriends cousin, just turned 21, and hasn’t even been able to live up to his potenial, so if anyone has seen ANYTHING, please notify the police. Our family is taking this so hard.
    HEAVEN HAS A NEW ANGEL…R.I.P. RANDALL

  5. Paula says:

    As an American and native Californian, Los Angeles is far to violent to live in these days. It’s a horrible place to live at this time. One thing I know for sure is that if something isn’t done soon, there’s going to be civil unrest. The city’s leaders are going to have to develop a force-task team for these crimes immediately.

  6. Rick says:

    Ignorance? More like truthfulness! Just google James Shamp or Jamiel Shaw. It is well know that the Alabama Gang in Canoga Park targets young black men. Same is true in much of L.A.
    Antonio and his cohorts just sweeps these things under the rug, hmm, I wonder what the connection is?
    You can always watch news replays concerning Manuel Jamines! A well respected knife weilder from your community.

  7. Frank says:

    Paula do you mean a task-force team lmao.

  8. Frank says:

    It is a shame that a young man has lost his life. He was a son and a brother to someone. Why does this become a racial thing instead of a human life lost. Racist SOBs.

  9. MONET says:

    RANDALL WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MINES FROM HIGH SKOO…ITS SAD TO HAVE A FRIEND BE KILLED… U ARE LOVED AND MAY U REST IN PARADISE

    LEU-HOUSE

  10. Erika says:

    R.I,P. Randal Baker….You will truly be missed me basically grew up together from Purche Elemenatry school, to Bud Carson, then off to high schooL…i Guess the lord was just ready for his angel to come home….

    We LOve you Randal….

    -Erika

  11. Quanie says:

    This story hits home, I know Randall’s mother and grandmother. We all go to the same church. I know the family is goin through a lot right now. I want to tell them God is with you and He will help find those who did this to your babe. It is one thing to lose your loved ones to nature causes, but losing them to violence from another human being is terrible and heartbroken. God saw everything and will punish those. Evil took this young man’s life. The Devil is a liar. My prayers go out to the entire family. Take Care…Love you…

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