Teenager fatally stabbed at street festival in Palms sponsored by LAPD booster club

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A teenager was stabbed to death Saturday night during a fight at a carnival sponsored by a booster club for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The LAPD Pacific Area Boosters and Palms Weekend Festival had organized the carnival, which offered rides and games on Venice Boulevard between Overland and Motor avenues through the weekend.

At 10:25 p.m. Saturday, LAPD officers responded to a stabbing at the intersection of Venice Boulevard and Keystone Avenue, said Officer Charles Miller, an LAPD spokesman.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, died at the scene.

Police believe that a fight — possibly motivated by gang rivalries — broke out at the carnival before an assailant between the ages of 15 and 20 stabbed the boy multiple times, Miller said.

The attacker, who fled on foot, had not been apprehended as of Sunday morning, Miller said.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.