Teenager fatally stabbed at street festival in Palms sponsored by LAPD booster club

Los Angeles, CA - April 20: Los Angeles City Hall is reflected in the windows of the Los Angeles Police Headquarters on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called Wednesday for an 8.5% increase in the Police Department's operating budget, providing a major boost to overtime pay while also seeking to fill hundreds of vacant positions. Garcetti released his $11.8-billion budget for the coming year, which would increase the LAPD's operating budget by $149 million and take LAPD staffing up to 9,735 police officers by mid-2023, an increase of 29 positions compared with this year's budget. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Police headquarters downtown. A teenager was stabbed to death Saturday in Palms during a fight at a carnival sponsored by LAPD Pacific Area Boosters. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

A teenager was stabbed to death Saturday night during a fight at a carnival sponsored by a booster club for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The LAPD Pacific Area Boosters and Palms Weekend Festival had organized the carnival, which offered rides and games on Venice Boulevard between Overland and Motor avenues through the weekend.

At 10:25 p.m. Saturday, LAPD officers responded to a stabbing at the intersection of Venice Boulevard and Keystone Avenue, said Officer Charles Miller, an LAPD spokesman.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, died at the scene.

Police believe that a fight — possibly motivated by gang rivalries — broke out at the carnival before an assailant between the ages of 15 and 20 stabbed the boy multiple times, Miller said.

The attacker, who fled on foot, had not been apprehended as of Sunday morning, Miller said.

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