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latest news Homeless veteran stabbed in camp near VA in western LA

A veteran living in a homeless camp in West Los Angeles was stabbed to death early Wednesday, officials said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives arrested another homeless man in connection with the attack, which occurred around 6:30 a.m. in the 11600 block of San Vicente Boulevard in an unincorporated area near Brentwood.

MPs responding to calls for a stabbing found a seriously injured man. Paramedics transported the man to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The name of the victim was not disclosed. Police sources said the man was stabbed by another man who lived in the encampment after interceding in a domestic feud involving his attacker.

The camp is close to the West LA Veterans Affairs facilities. Dozens of veterans live at the camp, sometimes called Veterans Row, where some tents are decorated with American flags.

Last month, the county and the sheriff’s department cleaned up the street, but they did not relocate the homeless population.

This is the second camp-related homicide in the past six months. In April, Pedro Flores, 34, was arrested for murder and assault with a deadly weapon after running over another person living in the encampment. Flores allegedly dragged the man’s body 200 meters under his vehicle.

A month earlier, a car had passed through the camp, injuring three people.