PALMDALE – A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death at a family gathering in Palmdale Saturday night, authorities said.
It happened just before 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in the 37600 block of Scomar Street, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“The victim and suspect were both attending a family gathering at the residence,” the news release states. “They stepped outside and an argument ensued followed by a physical fight. During the struggle, the suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times. The victim went back into the residence where family members called for emergency medical assistance.”
The 28-year-old victim, whose name has not yet been released, was transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries, sheriff’s officials said.
“The suspect, 29-year-old Angel Garcia, remained at the scene and was arrested by Palmdale Station personnel,” the sheriff’s news release states.
Garcia was booked on suspicion of murder at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station; he is being held in lieu of $1 million bail, according to LASD inmate records.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Daniel Rojas of Palmdale, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
UPDATED 10.23.15: Loved ones have created an online fundraiser for the three children Daniel Rojas left behind.
“Danny was the only provider for his family. He was a hard, honest worker and was always focused on taking care of his wife and kids,” the fundraising page states. “All of the money raised will be donated directly to Danny’s children. It will be used to pay for their everyday needs, their health care, necessities and education.”
To donate to this effort, visit https://www.gofundme.com/uq6vucac.