LOS ANGELES — The suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old boy in El Sereno committed another stabbing about a mile-and-a-half away approximately five hours later, police said Tuesday as they released video of a suspect.
After fatally stabbing Woodrow Wilson Senior High School student Xavier Chavarin around 3:55 p.m. Friday in the 4500 block of Valley Boulevard, the suspect approached a 33-year-old man around 8:55 p.m. in the 5400 block of Valley Boulevard and stabbed him several times without warning, police said.
Police released a description of the suspect Tuesday, describing him as Hispanic with long wavy black hair and a long beard. He was wearing the same clothes during both stabbings — a long black jacket, a black shirt underneath, black pants and black shoes.
In the first assault he was seen wearing a black baseball hat with white lettering. In the second incident, he was riding a skateboard during the assault.
Detectives say they believe the suspect was seen driving a 1996-2001 black Honda CR-V SUV.
Anyone with information regarding the stabbings was encouraged to call Central Bureau Homicide Detectives J. Calzadillas or S. Ruiz at 213-996-4116.
Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
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