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January 23, 2019: Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing at Bus Stop

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Paul Eakins, Public Information Officer
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A Baldwin Hills man was charged today with fatally stabbing a man after the pair got into a dispute at a bus stop last month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Tyron Darell Vazquez (dob 4/21/85) was charged with one count of murder with an allegation that he used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife, according to the felony complaint in case BA474521.

He is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

On the evening of Dec. 26, Vazquez and Alejandro Saenz of South Los Angeles allegedly got into a physical altercation after they exited a public transit bus on Vernon and Central avenues in South Los Angeles, prosecutors said. Vazquez is accused of then stabbing Saenz multiple times.

The defendant fled the area and was arrested on Jan. 21 after being identified with the help of images released by investigators to the public, prosecutors said.

Vazquez faces a possible maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged.

Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $2.02 million.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, Newton Division.