Woman Stabbed, Attacker Shot And Killed In Koreatown Parking Garage
A violent scene unfolded in a Koreatown parking garage Tuesday, resulting in a stabbing and a fatal shooting. At about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police received reports of a shooting in the 600 block of S. Berendo Street in Koreatown, ABC 7 reports.
According to police, the incident occurred as a woman and her boyfriend entered the underground parking garage of an apartment building. As they exited the elevator, another man approached the couple and began arguing with the woman. The man allegedly stabbed the woman, prompting the woman's boyfriend to shoot the man.
The man was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The woman was also taken to a hospital, and is expected to survive. The boyfriend was taken into custody by police for questioning.
The man was allegedly hiding behind a car in the parking garage prior to attacking the woman, and while some reports indicate that the man did not know the woman, City News Service reports that the deceased was the woman's ex-boyfriend. The LAPD was unable to confirm that fact with LAist this morning.
A neighbor told CBS2 that while it's not uncommon to hear a "loud ruckus" in the neighborhood, "a gunshot is not normal. But apparently tonight, it happened."