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Headlines: Fatal Stabbing at Westlake MacArthur Park’s Metro Red (B Line) Station Last Night

10:05 AM PST on February 1, 2023

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—The Los Angeles Police Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Chief Michel Moore to a second five-year term. Mayor Karen Bass released a letter to Commission President William Briggs, noting her support for Moore’s reappointment while noting a “need for continued and significant reform of how the City approaches public safety.” [LAist]

Westlake: A man was found fatally stabbed inside the Westlake MacArthur Park District Metro Red Line station on Tuesday evening. Police say the man was stabbed around 9 pm last night on the 600 block of South Alvarado and ran down the station escalator before collapsing. [ABC]

Beverly Crest: Details are emerging about the three victims of Saturday morning's gun murders in Benedict Canyon. The three women had roots in the Chicago area and are thought to have been targeted by the attack, which involved 30 shots fired their way as they sat in a rented Porsche following a night in which they went to a record release party and bowling alley. 33-year-old Iyana Hutton was an aspiring musician and two of the women were mothers. [LAT]

Panorama City: Two innocent people were killed Tuesday night after a stolen vehicle pursuit ended with a crash in Panorama City. The driver, who crashed a stolen truck into the victims’ silver sedan while being pursued by police, was identified as 32-year-old Oscar De La Cruz and is reported to have had another passenger in the car, who was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. Delacruz is being held without bail and is expected to face murder charges. [KTLA]

Torrance: The driver of a Tesla repeatedly seen cutting off and charging at other drivers on various L.A. freeways has been arrested in Torrance. Using dashcam videos, police arrested 36-year-old Nathaniel Radimak on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Sunday. He is being held on a $5 million bond. [NBC]

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