A man friends identified as Bobby Khamvongsa died in a stabbing blocks from Beverly Center over the weekend.
A freelance TV journalist at the scene said the victim was wearing women's clothes, according to City News Service.
Police said the attack punctuated a heated argument about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday in the 300 block of North Orlando Avenue, which is near Beverly Boulevard and just a few blocks east of Beverly Center. The suspect was identified by the LAPD this weekend as ...
... as 29-year-old Richard Herrera, who was arrested in connection with the homicide.
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It appears that cops went to the scene based on reports of a possible hit-and-run with a man lying in the street, but when officers arrived they found the stabbing victim.
Weho Daily reported that the victim was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.
A friend named Elijah Wade Jacobson posted on Facebook that the man was Bobby Khamvongsa:
Just found out that one of my friends, Bobby Khamvongsa, was stabbed to death in LA yesterday morning. Please keep his friends/family in your thoughts and/or prayers ...
At least one other friend tweeted an "R.I.P." message about Khamvongsa.
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On his Facebook page, Khamvongsa posts a few photos of himself with and without makeup.
Despite the arrest, cops are still looking for witnesses or anyone with background about the argument. If you can help call detectives at 213-382-9470.