16-year-old stabbed to death at Palms Carnival LAPD-Benefit identified

The teenager who was stabbed during a fundraising event for the LAPD has been identified by authorities.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The 16-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed at a police fundraising carnival in Palms has been publicly identified.

The stabbing was reported around 10:30 p.m. Saturday near Venice Boulevard and Keystone Avenue. The boy had fought with several other teenagers before being stabbed by the suspect, described as a man between 15 and 20 years old, according to Los Angeles police.


The suspect fled on foot and the teen was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe the attack was gang-related, according to the LAPD.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's Department on Wednesday identified the victim as Edel Quintero.

The stabbing occurred on the second day of the Palms Community Weekend and Summer Carnival, co-hosted by the Pacific Area Boosters Association, the Motor Avenue Association and City Council District 5, represented by city ​​councilor Katy Yaroslavsky.

The booster group supports the LAPD's Pacific Division. Money raised at the carnival supported LAPD Pacific cadet/junior cadet programs and Pacific Division officer and station needs, organizers said.

There was a large police presence at the event, but LAPD Officer Christian Faulkner told CBS Los Angeles “unfortunately there are windows of opportunity that suspects can find and we can only cover a limited area.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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