Police Arrest 3 Over Reseda Man’s Slaying

A 26-year-old computer programmer and two unemployed tow-truck drivers were arrested on suspicion of murder after another man was stabbed to death following a quarrel in Reseda, Los Angeles police reported Monday.

The victim, Andreas Sotiropoulos Jr., 22, died of his injuries at Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

Police arrested William Scott Manciano, a computer programmer, on Sunday night after they found him hiding under a car behind a restaurant in the 19600 block of Sherman Way, Lt. Richard Pooler said.

Jesus Arellano, 25, and Martin Thomas Burns, 21, were arrested Monday at their residence in Reseda. Police described the men as unemployed tow-truck drivers.


Sotiropoulos had recently moved to Reseda from Boston.

Pooler said the stabbing occurred in the 7200 block of Corbin Avenue after the victim was confronted by Manciano and several other men. The victim staggered into the restaurant looking for help after the stabbing and was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he died, Pooler said.

Pooler said he did not know the reason for the fight.