Search underway for man suspected of fatally stabbing AAA driver in Pico Rivera

Man fatally stabbed in the neck while assisting AAA club member in Pico Rivera

Authorities are searching for a 39-year-old man suspected of stabbing another man who was offering AAA assistance to a woman at her Pico Rivera home.

About 4:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Tobias Ruben Cabrera allegedly stabbed a man to death with a knife in the 8400 block of Buhman Avenue before fleeing on a bicycle, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department.

The victim, whose name was not released by the county coroner's office, had been helping the AAA member who had car problems outside her home, sheriff's officials said.

After completing the auto work, he and the woman remained outside her home talking when Cabrera appeared and allegedly stabbed him in the neck, sheriff's officials said.

Deputies reported that they later found the fatally wounded man bleeding near the front door of a home several houses away from the scene of the attack. He died at the scene, authorities said.

Officials said Cabrera is a transient known to frequent the Pico Rivera area, and he is considered armed and dangerous.

The victim is the sixth person to be killed in Pico Rivera in the last 12 months, according to the L.A. Times Homicide Report.

The last homicide was Gloria Jean Sancho, 73, who was found dead Feb. 17 of a gunshot wound inside her home in the 9600 block of Kruse Road. Her husband, Antonio Sanchez, was beside her with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The couple was in the process of getting a divorce.

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3:01 p.m.: This story has been updated to included details on the suspected assailant. 

This story was originally published at 6:45 a.m.