Reward renewed in ‘savage’ slaying of Diamond Bar couple during home-invasion

DIAMOND BAR >> County officials renewed a $20,000 reward this week for information leading to the capture and conviction of the person or people who “savagely” stabbed a Diamond Bar couple to death during an apparent home-invasion robbery last year.
A family friend who went to check on Chen “David” Long Wang, 60, and Mei “Marian” Chu Chung, 57, found them stabbed to death on Oct. 20, 2016, at their house in the 3300 block of Bent Twig Lane, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s and coroner’s officials.
Between $10,000 and $15,000 in cash was believed to have been stolen from the couple’s home during the crime, Lt. Steve Katz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau said. He described the double-slaying as “savage” and “brutal.”
The case remains unsolved.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered a $20,000 reward for information on the slaying in March. The reward west set to expire this week, prompting Supervisor Janice Hahn and the Board of Supervisors to renew the reward on Tuesday for another 90 days.
The $20,000 in reward money offered by the county is complimented by another $10,000 in reward money offered in the case by the City of Diamond Bar, for a total available reward of $30,000.
Wang was described by family and investigators as a retired computer programmer, and Chung was a retired teacher and art instructor. They are survived by two children, who are both medical doctors, and several grandchildren.
“If you have any information pertaining to the murder of Marian and David, I urge you to come forward. They deserve justice. Their children and grandchildren deserve answers,” Hahn said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted
Anyone with information related to the murder should call sheriff’s homicide Detectives Margarita Barron or Dameron Peyton at (323) 890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Pasadena man accused of slashing roommate during fight over noise


PASADENA >> A Pasadena man is accused of assault with a deadly weapon after an argument over noise with his roommate escalated into a stabbing early Tuesday, police said.
Jorge Olguin, 23, was arrested following the 4 a.m. incident at an apartment in the 400 block of North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman said.
The suspect and his roommate, a 53-year-old man, got into an argument after the older man accused his roommate of making too much noise, according to the lieutenant.
“The argument progressed to the point where the suspect armed himself with a knife,” Goodman said. “The suspect lunged at victim.
“The victim was able to dodge the knife, for the most part,” he said. The victim suffered a 4-inch cut to the back of his neck that was not considered to be life-threatening.
Police found Olguin at the scene and arrested him without a struggle, Goodman said. He was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
Police collected the kitchen knife believed to have been used in the attack as evidence, he added.

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Man stabbed in Pasadena


PASADENA >> A stabbing victim showed up at a Pasadena emergency room Thursday night, but refused to provide details about what happened to him, police said.
A 20-year-old Pasadena man arrived at Huntington Hospital about 9:25 p.m. with stab wounds to his rib cage and back, Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman said.
“The victim told officers he was walking in the area of Oakland Avenue and Villa Street when he was stabbed by an unknown suspect with an unknown object,” according to Goodman. “The victim refused to provide further information and was not cooperative with investigative efforts.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Pasadena police at 626-74474241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Senior citizen stabbed in neck in ‘unprovoked’ attack at Norwalk bus stop


  1. NORWALK >> Deputies are seeking a man who stabbed a senior citizen in a seemingly random and unprovoked attack at a Norwalk bus stop on Saturday afternoon.
    The bizarre crime took place about 1:20 p.m. at a bus stop in front of a Wienerschnitzel restaurant Imperial Highway and Woods Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Arias said.
    The victim, a man in his 70s, was sitting at the bus stop when his attacker approached from behind, the sergeant said.
    Officials said the attacker, a man between 20 and 30 years old, suddenly pulled what was believed to be a pocket knife and stabbed the victim in the back of the neck before running away.
    The assailant said nothing before the attack, which appeared entirely “unprovoked,” Arias said.
    Paramedics took the man to a trauma center for treatment in stable condition, he said.
    In initial radio broadcasts from the scene, deputies described the attacker as a Latino man between 20 and 30 years old, with a bald head, wearing a gray shirt and dark pants. He was last seen running south on Woods Avenue.
    Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s Norwalk Station at 562-863-8711. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
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Two homeless men wounded in Pasadena stabbing, suspect jailed


PASADENA >> A man stabbed and wounded two homeless men in Pasadena on Saturday night, officials said.
Police jailed Alejandro Dunnick, 46, of Pasadena on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon immediately following the double-stabbing, which took place about 8:30 p.m. at Lake Avenue and Villa Street, according to Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman.
“Officers were dispatched to the area on report of several males fighting,” he said. “On arrival, two victims were found with injuries to their legs. One of the victim was also found to have sustained an injury to his abdomen.”
Officers detained Dunnick at the scene and found he had a folding knife, Goodman said.
One of the victims, a 50-year-old homeless man, was treated at the scene for cuts to his abdomen and one of his legs. The second victim, a 60-year-old homeless man, was taken to a hospital with a puncture wound to one of his legs.
The stabbing followed a long-running dispute between Dunnick and the victims, Goodman added.
“The victims stated that the suspect has confronted them regularly over the past several years because they are homeless,” he said.

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$30K reward offered in ‘brutal’ slaying of retired Diamond Bar couple

DIAMOND BAR >> Authorities offered $30,000 in reward money Wednesday for information in the mysterious and brutal stabbing deaths of a retired couple last October during an apparent robbery at their Diamond Bar home.
Chen “David” Long Wang, 60, and Mei “Marian” Chu Chung, 57, were discovered stabbed to death on the morning of Oct. 20 at their house in the 3300 block of Bent Twig Lane.
The slaying was believed to have taken place the previous night, investigators said. The bodies were discovered when a family friend went to check on the couple after they had not been heard from for a while.
“They were savagely attacked. It as a very brutal, violent altercation,” Capt. Steve Katz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau said.
And while the motive in the attack was unknown in the initial stages of the investigation, detectives now believe the killings took place during the course of a robbery, the captain said.
Between $10,000 and $15,000 in cash that was hidden inside the victims’ home was believed to have been stolen, according to Katz. The money was hidden in such a way that it appeared the killer or killers may have known where to look for it, and detectives were looking into the possibility the attacker or attackers may have had prior knowledge that the cash was there.
Authorities and the victims’ family reached out to the public on Wednesday to call on anyone with information to come forward and offer a $30,000 incentive to do so.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced that the Board of Supervisors approved a $20,000 reward she had requested for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.
Diamond Bar city officials increased the reward, adding another $10,000, officials said.
In addition to imploring any potential witnesses to come forward, Hahn offered a warning to the perpetrator or perpetrators: “We will ultimately find you. We will bring you to justice.”
Wang and Chung were well-known and well-liked in the community and their senseless slaying shocked the community, according to Hahn and Sheriff Jim McDonnell said.
McDonnell described them as “A classic example of an American success story.”
They’d lived in Diamond Bar for 16 years after immigrating to the U.S. from Taiwan in 2000, the sheriff said. They had since endeared themselves to their neighbors through their passions for art and community service.
Wang was a retired computer programmer and Chung was a retired teacher and art instructor.
The couple ran an art studio out of their home, teaching painting and other arts to local children.
They are survived by a son and a daughter, who are both doctors, as well as grandchildren.
Their son, Dr. Gary Wang, shared memories of his parents and encouraged anyone with information to do the right thing.
“My parents were educators. They touched the lives of many children and their parents by creating something beautiful,” he said. “They were taken away from my life so suddenly and so brutally by burglars. They don’t deserve a death like this. “
“I’m, imploring you, please, if you hear something or know something, please come to the police station,” Gary Wang said. “I’m not asking much. I’m just asking for some justice for my parents.”+
Anyone with information is urged to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

PHOTOS: [ABOVE] Right to left: LASD Homicide Bureau Capt. Steve Katz, L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn, Dr. Gary Wang, L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell and LASD Walnut Station Capt. Alfred Reyes gather to announce a $30,000 reward for information in connection with the Oct. 19, 2016, stabbing deaths of a retired couple in their Diamond Bar home. (staff) [BELOW]  Chen “David” Long Wang, 60, and Mei “Marian” Chu Chung, 57. (courtesy)

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Man sentenced for double-stabbing at San Gabriel boarding house

SAN GABRIEL >> A man has begun serving a 9-year prison sentence for stabbing the managers of a San Gabriel boarding house where he was staying in 2016, officials said.
Qianyi Wang, 35, pleaded “no contest” on Monday to charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in the Alhambra branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said.
He was immediately sentenced to nine years in state prison for the Aug. 11, 2016, attack, which took place at an unpermitted boarding house in the 1900 block of South Twin Avenue, Santiago said.
Wang slashed the neck of a 56-year-old woman, seriously injuring her and resulting in the attempted murder charge, San Gabriel police Lt. Brian Kott said shortly after Wang’s arrest. Wang and also slashed the woman’s 53-year-old boyfriend when he came to her defense, tackling Wang and wrestling the large kitchen knife from his grasp with help from some of the other nine residents of the boarding home.
Wang had just moved in to the home a day or two before the crime, Kott said.
The unprovoked attack followed complaints from roommates that Wang was making excessive noise, but was non preceded by any type of heated argument or fight, the lieutenant said.
The two victims were serving as managers of the boarding home, Kott said.
Wang was ordered back to court May 2 for a restitution hearing, Santiago said.

BOOKING PHOTO of Quanyi Wang courtesy of the San Gabriel Police Department

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Man on bicycle sought in Pasadena stabbing


PASADENA >> Police are seeking an attacker who repeatedly stabbed a homeless man under a freeway overpass in Pasadena before fleeing on a bicycle late Wednesday, officials said.
The stabbing took place about 9:25 p.m. along Rosemead Blvd. at the 210 Freeway, according to Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman.
The victim, a 51-year-old homeless man, and his girlfriend were sleeping under the overpass prior to the incident, he said.
“The victim saw his girlfriend engaged in an argument with the suspect and began to intervene,” Goodman said. “The suspect responded by stabbing the victim with an unknown object.”
Goodman said the victim suffered three non-life-threatening stab wounds to his upper body. He has since undergone treatment and been released from the hospital.
His assailant fled the scene on a bicycle and was not found.
Police described the attacker as a
Latino man between 30 and 35 years old, about 6 feet tall and 170 to 180 pounds. He had very short dark hair and wore a gray pullover shirt, along with short of an unknown color.
Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Clues sought in fatal shooting of man in Azusa aqueduct


AZUSA >> Detectives continued seeking clues Wednesday into the slaying of a man found shot to death alongside an aqueduct in Azusa on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
The body was first discovered about 3:30 p.m. among rocks and shrubbery along the bed of the channel that runs along the west side of Sierra Madre Avenue, just north of Todd Avenue, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s and coroner’s officials. The identity of the victim, described as a man in his 40s who was believed to be staying in a nearby homeless encampment, was not released pending notification of his family.
The man’s cause of death was not immediately clear once his body was found, however, it was ultimately determined he had been shot in the upper torso, Sgt. Troy Ewing of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said.
The fatal shooting was believed to have taken place well before the body was found, he said.
“We believe he was there for a few days,” the sergeant said.
Investigators collected “ballistic evidence” at the scene, but Ewing declined to discuss the evidence in greater detail.
No information regarding a suspect description or motive was available.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Two suspects charged with murder in fatal stabbing of El Monte man


EL MONTE >> Two suspects have been charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of an El Monte man last month, officials announced Wednesday.
Following “a detailed and lengthy investigation,” into the Feb. 19 stabbing death of 22-year-old Alejandro Rojas, detectives identified two suspects and a SWAT team arrested them on March 2 during a raid at a home in the 11400 block of Kerrwood Street in El Monte, according to Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau.
Prosecutors filed murder charges on Monday against Daniel Anthony Lopez, 22, and Adrian Alejandro Castillo, 25, both of El Monte, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said. Castillo is also accused of the special allegation that he personally wielded a knife in the killing..
Rojas was walking down the street in the 4200 block of Peck Road with his cousin when the suspects approached in a Nissan Sentra and pulled over alongside them, sheriff’s officials said.
“Suspect Castillo, a passenger, exited the vehicle and stabbed Victim Rojas,” Jansen said in a written statement. “Rojas with the assistance of his (cousin) ran from the location to a nearby residence and collapsed.”
Paramedics took Rojas to a hospital, where he soon succumbed to his injuries.
“Suspects Lopez and Castillo drove away from the scene and out of sight,” Jansen said. “The motive for the murder is unknown and there is no further information at this time.”
Lopez and Castillo appeared in the Pomona branch of Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday but entered no plea, Ardalani said. An arraignment hearing for both defendants was postponed to April 5.
According to county booking records, Castillo was being held without bail pending his court proceedings. He has prior convictions in Los Angeles County for crimes including vandalism and resisting police in January, as well as possession of a gun by a felon in 2014, driving with a blood-alochol level above .08 percent in 2013, and driving without a valid license in 2011, according to court records.
Lopez was being held in lieu of $2 million bail, records show. He has a single prior criminal conviction listed in Los Angeles County for trespassing in a structure in 2014.

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