VENICE, Calif. -- Police are searching for three suspects after a pregnant mother was fatally stabbed in a southern California parking lot, reports CBS Los Angeles.
22-year-old Jasmine Preciado died from stab wounds after getting into a fight in the Venice lot Monday night, police tell the station. Family says Preciado was four months pregnant and had a three-year-old daughter.
Los Angeles police say they are searching for two women and a man in connection with the crime. Investigators were seen hauling away a dark SUV found about a mile from the attack they say may have been driven by the suspects.
A source told the station surveillance video captured the moments before the attack. In the video, a group of people are seen gathered around a dark SUV. At one point, someone tries to walk away from the group.
That’s when another person grabs that person from behind while the others rush towards the two until they’re out of frame.
A few seconds later, someone in a light shirt is seen running to the front of the SUV holding a shiny object.
“She loved her daughter. She’s going to be missed. She was such a happy person,” the victim’s cousin Christina Aguillon told the station, crying.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at LAPD’s West Bureau Homicide Division at (213) 382-3470.