LYNWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Tuesday released a surveillance image of a bicycle-riding suspect who fatally stabbed a 16-year-old boy outside a laundromat in Lynwood.
The stabbing occurred around 4 p.m. Monday in the 11900 block of Long Beach Boulevard, said Deputy Kelvin Moody of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.READ MORE: Golden Globes Nominations Announcement Set For Dec. 13
William Escamilla, 16, of Lynwood died at a hospital, the coroner’s office reported.
The victim was helping his mother do their laundry. Police say the teenager went to get a bottle of water out of their car when a man came up to him, pulled out a knife and slashed the teen’s throat. The killer rode away on a bicycle.READ MORE: Parolee Aariel Maynor Arrested In Connection With Jacqueline Avant Killing After Shooting Himself In The Foot
Escamilla’s mother rushed him to the hospital but the wound was fatal.
The suspect was described as Hispanic, 25 to 40 years old, with a thin build and multiple tattoos.
Homicide detectives say the motive appears to be attempted robbery. They do not think the murder is gang related.MORE NEWS: COVID Omicron Variant Detected In Vaccinated Minnesotan Who Traveled To NYC Anime Convention
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