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LAPD identifies attacker and victims in deadly knife rampage

May 9, 2011 |  9:53 pm

Police Monday night identified a man who was killed by officers after the fatal stabbing of his mother in an afternoon rampage at a Pico-Union home.

Hector Hernandez, 36, slashed his mother's throat Monday afternoon in an unprovoked attack in her bedroom, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. PIco Union stabbing

Police said Hernandez then chased her onto the front porch and stabbed her multiple times. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was later identified as Blanca Hernandez, 60.

Hernandez is also believed to have stabbed his 85-year-old grandmother, Maria Gonzalez, who sustained wounds to her hands.

He also stabbed himself in the neck, opening a deep gash, according to law enforcement sources, and then charged at officers.

Four officers fired one shot each, striking Hernandez in the chest and abdomen. He died at the scene in the 1500 block of Arapahoe Street. Police said he did not appear to have had a violent criminal history.


LAPD fatally shoots man suspected of killing mother, stabbing grandmother

-- Andrew Blankstein (Twitter: @anblanx) and Robert J. Lopez (Twitter: @LAJourno)

Photo: Crime scene. Credit: KTLA