|

Knife Attacker To Be Charged with Murder

Los Angeles, CA — Kevivon Dayzhawn Brown, who was brutally stabbed in front of the Union Rescue Mission in Downtown Los Angeles on July 29, 2011, died September 16, 2011 from his injuries. Brown’s attacker, 32-year-old Melvin Parker, who is in custody and charged with attempted murder will now be re-charged with murder. Detectives found Parker, a parolee, the day after Brown’s murder at the Crown Inn Motel where, after a short stand-off, he was arrested. “It was a great credit to the patrol officers assigned to the Safer Cities Initiative who quickly realized who the suspect was,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of the Central Detective Division. “These officers have an established rapport with the missions and locals, and they put all that to use, which led to Parker’s arrest the next day in South Los Angeles.”

Also taken into custody was Brown’s female companion, Willina Patterson, who was wanted for an unrelated murder. “It was a case of ‘birds of a feather’ and a two-for-one arrest.” According to witnesses, Brown, who was 22 years old and lived in Pomona, frequented Skidrow where he had an on-going dispute with Parker over drugs and money. The two men had fought twice that day, and it was during the second fight that Brown was stabbed in the face and the chest. He remained in critical condition for several weeks until he was moved to a convalescent hospital, where he died.

Anyone with additional information on this crime is urged to call Detective Thayer Lake, Central Homicide Unit, at 213-972-1254. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

Short URL: http://www.vannuysnewspress.com/?p=18981

Posted by on Sep 27 2011. Filed under Police News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

Leave a Reply

This Blog will give regular Commentators DoFollow Status. Implemented from IT Blögg

Recently Commented

  • F. George Dunham, III: Just want to add that there is a lot in walking distance so even though we drank wine nonstop...
  • F. George Dunham, III: My husband and I stayed there and it was so beautiful. I drank way too much wine but...
  • F. George Dunham, III: This is great news. My husband Gary Stone will be happy because he doesn’t like how much...
  • Berenice Robles: Hello! I’m the mother of Luciana Soria-Robles. We’re just seeing this and wanted to know...
  • rtms culver city ca: why don’t more people post like this… …