Kevin Hirtle, L.A. Homicide No. 46: Homeless Man Stabbed to Death by Fellow Transient on Venice Boardwalk
On February 24, Kevin Hirtle, a 38-year-old homeless white man, was stabbed to death after an altercation with another homeless man on the corner of Ocean Front Walk and East Westminster Avenue.
The alleged stabber, 23-year-old white man Billy Young, got into a fight with Hirtle around 6:10 p.m. He then knifed the victim eight or nine times and fled the scene, according to the LAPD.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Hirtle was taken to nearby Marina Del Rey hospital, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries and died.
Police chased Young when he tried to flee and caught him several blocks from the incident. Authorities said that he was booked on suspicion of murder and his bail was $1 million.
Note: Due to technical difficulties, the LA Weekly's archive of all homicides within Los Angeles city limits was discontinued near the end of last year. We will be rolling out the 2011 homicides, one by one, until our "Murder was the Case" archive is up to date. Thanks for your patience.
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