Downey man fatally stabbed in Norwalk

DOWNEY - A 46-year-old Downey man died Monday after he was found stabbed near the San Gabriel River in Norwalk.Downey Police initially responded to a 911 call at about 5:51 p.m. after a bicyclist found the man bleeding on the west side of the San Gabriel River at Foster Road. The victim was later identified as Downey resident Arnold Salas Garcia. According to witnesses, Garcia was walking along the eastside of the river in Norwalk when he was approached by up to three male Hispanics. One of the men attacked Garcia and stabbed him in the upper torso with a knife. Garcia ran and collapsed on the other side of the river. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Since the stabbing occurred in Norwalk, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is handling the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call detectives at (562) 890-5500.

********** Published: November 1, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 29