SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A man has been arrested on murder charges in the stabbing death of a woman outside a church in South Los Angeles early Thursday morning.


The stabbing occurred at about 3 a.m. on a sidewalk directly outside the Second Baptist Church at East 24th Street and Griffith Avenue. Los Angeles police responded to find a 55-year-old woman suffering from several lacerations.

She was rushed to a hospital, where she died.

A man was arrested on murder charges. The suspect and victim, both of whom were homeless, knew each other and investigators believe the stabbing may have stemmed from a domestic incident, police said.

Neighbors who heard the commotion helped officers quickly make an arrest.

“I believe there was witnesses that heard some yelling and screaming, and they directed officers to the location where they believe the suspect walked over to,” LAPD Capt. Michael Rimkunas said.

The suspect’s name and his exact relationship to the victim were not released.

24th Street was shut down throughout Thursday morning while police investigated.


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