South Los Angeles: A 63-year-old man was stabbed to death near his home in South Los Angeles. Detectives are requesting the public’s help to provide any information that might lead them to the murder suspect.
On Friday February 14, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., a passerby saw Samuel Benton lying on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of East 112th Street. Mr. Benton was suffering from stab wounds and was immediately transported to a local hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department. Mr. Benton did not respond to emergency medical treatment and died as a result of his injuries.
The motive for this murder is unknown and no suspect(s) were seen leaving the location.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detectives Jamison or McCoy, Criminal Gang/Homicide Division at 213-485-4341. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”