By Juan Fernandez

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A counselor at a Job Corps school in Hollywood was fatally stabbed by a student Wednesday, according to officials.

The stabbing occurred about 4:45 p.m., said authorities.

The victim, identified as Dwayne Alexander, 59, later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Alexander was described as a “beloved” school program adviser.

Police have the alleged murderer in custody. He is identified as a 22-year-old student, according to Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department. The suspect’s name has not been released.

Students told us that the suspect’s first name is Freddie. They told us he was “having troubles recently.” But no one expected him to snap.

Student Jonathan Whitney said he was deeply saddened by the murder because Alexander was such an outstanding person. “It shouldn’t have happened. A lot of my friends are devastated because he was a great guy.”

The school is located at 1200 N. Lodi Place.

Police have not announced a motive in the attack.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

Comments (8)
  1. Marta Ramos says:

    the lodi place facility is not the school that is actually one of their residential facilities called Studio club. their main campus is in downtown LA. Job Corps is an awesome place that provides lots of opportunities how unfortunate that his has happened RIP to that person that passed away there are lots of people that work at job corps that make a difference in those young adults lives..i met my husband @ job corps wonderful place where i found out what i want to do with my life.

  2. anon says:

    he will rest in peace, i will miss him soo much. me and other student and staff members will miss him dearly

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