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Monday January 4th, 2021 :: 01:53 p.m. PST


Homicide Detectives are Investigating the Murder of Victim David Mcknight-Hillman, 5300 block of Angeles Vista Bl, LA

Homicide detectives are investigating the murder of victim David Mcknight-Hillman, it occurred at the 5300 block of Angeles Vista Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives are investigating the murder of victim David Mcknight-Hillman, who was a counselor at the location where he was murdered.
On Saturday, January 2, 2021, at approximately 9:51pm deputies from the Marina Del Rey Sheriff’s station responded to the 5300 block of Angeles Vista Boulevard, Los Angeles, regarding a call of juveniles involved in a fight.  The location of the incident is named Wayfinder Family Services, a private non-profit community-based organization licensed by the State of California. The business provides residential therapeutic services to children and youth who are placed by the Department of Children and Family Services.
Upon the deputy’s arrival, they found a male adult suffering from what appeared to be blunt force trauma injuries.  He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Homicide investigators learned that the victim was a counselor at the location, whose responsibilities included the day to day care of the residents. Victim David Mcknight-Hillman attempted to break up a fight when he was assaulted.
There were seven individuals identified as assaulting the victim. Five were juveniles and two were eighteen years old.  Four of the five juveniles were booked at East Lake Juvenile hall. The fifth juvenile is still outstanding, however he is a named person and detectives are actively searching for him.  The two eighteen year olds were booked at Marina Del Rey Sheriff’s Station on charges of Murder.
Investigators will present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on January 5, 2021, for consideration of filing a formal complaint. 

The motive for this incident is known. The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information at this time. 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website

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Deputy Joana Warren  
Sheriff's Information Bureau 
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