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Hermosa Beach Police Department
Press Release
July 21, 2009                                      
For Immediate Release
"Disturbance at local bar results in stabbing."

Victim:             Male Adult 
                         Torrance Resident
Suspect:          Male Filipino Adult
                         5'10" Heavy build
On July 21, 2009 at about 1:30am, several subjects were removed from Sharkeez Bar (52 Pier Plaza) by bar security because they caused a disturbance inside.  Moments later, a fist fight broke out in front of Sharkeez Bar involving two of those same subjects.  The fist fight was between the above stated victim and suspect.  During the fist fight, the suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times in the upper body/chest area.  The suspect was last seen fleeing the area on foot.  Responding officers checked the area for the suspect, but were unable to locate him.
The victim was ultimately transported to an area hospital by Hermosa Beach Fire/Paramedics, where he is listed in stable condition.  The victim's name is being withheld to protect his safety.
Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact Detective Frilot at (310) 318-0332.
Sergeant Robert Higgins #148
Hermosa Beach Police Department
Community Lead/Press Information Officer