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Man found dead in Glendale driveway, stabbed

Glendale Police are investigating the death of a man in his 50s found early Friday evening with apparent stab wounds on his body.

Officers were called to the 1200 block of East Harvard Street after receiving word of a man down in the driveway of an apartment complex sometime around 6 p.m.

According to Sgt. Robert William, a spokesman with the Glendale Police Department, the man was found covered in stab wounds. They attempted to administer first-aid but the man subsequently died.

East Harvard Street at South Chevy Chase Drive was then cordoned off by officers as they processed the scene and canvassed the area.

The man’s body remained on the driveway for several hours before a representative from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office arrived.

The coroner’s office was able to confirm that the man was in his 50s and that he was black. A name has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.

A neighbor who lives across the street from the apartment complex described hearing a commotion earlier in the evening and seeing the man on the ground.

The neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said he heard “very weird screaming” around 5:50 p.m.

“I didn’t think much of it, then I heard people outside making a little scene and [walked over],” he said. “I walked close up to the guy and he’s literally bleeding his lungs out — he was unconscious.”

The neighbor said the deceased man lived in the neighborhood and described him as a “nice guy, older guy, never any problems.”

It’s unknown what led to the stabbing or who stabbed the man.

An autopsy has yet to be conducted and there is no official cause of death, according to the coroner’s office.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information can call Glendale police at (818) 548-4911.

andy.nguyen@latimes.com

Twitter: @Andy_Truc

 


UPDATES:

July 1, 2017; 11:09 a.m.: This article was updated with information provided by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

June 30, 2017; 11:45 p.m.: This article was updated with information from a neighbor who was familiar with the deceased.

This article was originally published at 8:50 p.m. on June 30, 2017.

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