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Man held on suspicion of fatally stabbing his grandmother

Vermon Square homicides

A man suspected of fatally stabbing his 89-year-old grandmother was taken into custody after police surrounded the South Los Angeles residence where he was holed up, authorities said Tuesday evening.

The woman was pronounced dead at a hospital after officers responded to the home in the 900 block of West 41st Street, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The home was surrounded by SWAT officers and negotiators who talked the man into surrendering.

Anika Simpson Richardson, who identified herself as the man's sister, told KTLA that he stabbed his grandmother repeatedly in the chest with a broom handle.

She said her brother was 42. The LAPD did not release any details about the suspect.


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Map shows homicides reported within two miles of Tuesday's crime scene. Credit: Times Homicide Report

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