Murder was the Case: LA Homicide No. 260, Victim Identified in Brutal Knife Attack

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Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 12:05 PM

A 53-year-old man who was killed after an argument with another resident of a boarding house near the Convention Center has been identified as 53-year-old Gil Deleon. According to police reports, the killer allegedly attacked Deleon with a "edged weapon" - stabbing him multiple times in the upper torso November 2.

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Deleon was apparently attacked in the Catholic Kolping House's hallway about 6:48 p.m. located at 1225 South Union Avenue. The 50-year-old suspect and the victim were longtime residents of the boarding house. The suspect, who police believe may have been drinking, was taken into custody shortly after the knife attack. Anyone with information should contact Rampart Division detectives at 213-484-3400.

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