Raymond Jackson, 29, was arrested by LAPD detectives with the help of the FBI after an investigation that began Wednesday in the 1700 block of North Cherokee Avenue, according to a statement from the department.
Officers arrived about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at an empty parking lot, where they found a man with critical stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released pending notification of his family.
A witness told police that a man had stabbed the victim, then fled in the witness' brown Ford F150 pickup, officials said.
The truck was later found a few blocks away.
It was unclear where Jackson, a Pacoima resident, was arrested. He is being held in lieu of $1-million bond.