Man Stabbed to Death in His Backyard Near Beverly Hills; Suspect Found Dead

A man was stabbed to death in his backyard Monday near Beverly Hills and the suspect was found dead of an apparent suicide.

Police responded to a reports of a residential burglary about 5:30 p.m. when they found a man’s body, CBS2 reported.

The home was in the 6600 block of Maryland Drive, near San Vicente and Wilshire boulevards, about a mile south of the West Hollywood border.

Preliminary reports indicated that the man was in his backyard when a man entered his property and proceeded to stab him, Officer Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Division said.

The suspect then jumped a wall and attempted to hide in a nearby guest house, according to ABC7.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.

Police established a perimeter around the residence and attempted to persuade the suspect to surrender, ABC7 reported.

Officers threw pepper-spray grenades through the windows of the guest house after negotiations failed. They entered the guest house and found the suspect dead of an apparent suicide, according to ABC7.

“What we can say is we have two different scenes,” LAPD Detective Sean Kinchla told CBS2. “We are not sure if they are related, but that’s what we are going to try and do right now and see if they’re connected.

“There’s one person deceased at each location, and we are not searching for anyone at this time.”

Neighbors of the victim told Fox11 a belligerent homeless man was jumping fences of homes in the area and was confronted by victim.

Lopez said the LAPD could not confirm Fox11’s information regarding the suspect.

The property the suspect was found dead at was two houses away from where the victim was found, KCAL9 reported.

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Joshua88
Joshua88
12 days ago

How very bizarre and tragic.

For years and years, one death in WeHo was an anomaly.

FJ1
FJ1
12 days ago
Reply to  Joshua88

Times have changed..and not for the better.

08mellie
08mellie
12 days ago

The area is Beverly Grove.

FJ1
FJ1
12 days ago
Reply to  08mellie

Could happen anywhere.

Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak
12 days ago

Enough with the compassion; the homeless HAVE to be removed from WeHo. Too many of those who may seem harmless can turn on a dime. There is a new homeless guy who for the past few weeks has been hanging out at Santa Monica Blvd. at Holloway and Olive. He urinates facing the streets, he walks around with his penis hanging out of his pants, and I’ve seen him masturbating twice. He goes through trash and leaves the trash all over the sidewalk. Why do we have to endure this? Let’s do whatever it is that Beverly Hills does with… Read more »

FJ1
FJ1
12 days ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

Not “homeless”…drug addicts, alcoholics and the mentally ill. I have yet to see anyone wondering the street in search of an affordable home. (I know they are out there..but the vast majority that I and anyone else sees – and it’s a BIG number- are not just down on their luck and looking for something affordable..so it’s about time we get real and drop the BS. Our “leaders” should be working to change the laws so these people can be placed into facilities to get the care that they need.

John Daniel Harrington-Tyrell
John Daniel Harrington-Tyrell
10 days ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

The City is falling short protecting residents, it is allowing the homeless to do what they want without consequences, the residents are being impacted and harmed due to inaction, enough of the PC BS. City must take action to protect the residents.

Judy Mann
Judy Mann
7 days ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

Dead on.These homeless are taking advantage of the white liberal bs. They’re aggressive, and they know exactly what they’re doing.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
12 days ago

Lovely city we have. One party rule in CA isn’t working.

FJ1
FJ1
12 days ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Yup. Decades of one party rule in our state has given us what we have.

Conrad
Conrad
7 days ago
Reply to  FJ1

Exactly.

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