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Alleged gang member, teen arrested in stabbing death of Palmdale man

December 17, 2010 |  7:45 am

Map shows location of Velasquez's fatal stabbing as well as nearby homicides since January 2007. Click for more details.

A 20-year-old reputed gang member and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the stabbing death of a Palmdale man, authorities said Friday.

Erwin Velasquez, 18, was killed Nov.17 in the 38500 block of Larkin Avenue after being stabbed in the chest, said Sgt. Harry Drucker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Gang deputies and members of the sheriff's SWAT team arrested Andrew Sabo, 20, and the 16-year-old Thursday morning after serving search warrants in Palmdale, Drucker said.

They were being held without bail. Sabo had been arrested previously, in a 2009 gang sweep in the Antelope Valley.

-- Richard Winton

Map shows location of Velasquez's fatal stabbing as well as nearby homicides since January 2007. Click for more details on The Times' Homicide Report.

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