LONG BEACH, Calif. — (AP) — A knife-wielding man was arrested after a series of stabbings in Southern California early Monday that killed a woman and injured three others, authorities said.
Yohance Sharp, 21, of Long Beach, was convicted of murder and his bail was set at $2 million, police said. It was not immediately clear if Sharp had an attorney to speak on his behalf.
Officers near downtown Long Beach responded to a report of a stabbing around 5:30 a.m. and found a woman in her 60s who had been stabbed multiple times in the upper body, it said. the police.
Investigators learned the woman was simply standing on Atlantic Avenue when a man came and attacked her, police said.
The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at a hospital, police spokesman Brandon Fahey said.
About an hour later, police were dispatched to another alleged stabber about half a mile (0.8 km) to the south. A man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening stab wounds to his upper torso, Fahey told reporters.
Shortly after 7am, two men were stabbed about a mile south of where the second attack happened. They were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Fahey said.
Sharp was carrying a knife when he was arrested near the scene of the third stabbing, police said.
“The motive for all attacks is being investigated,” police said. “However, detectives believe the stabbings were unprovoked and the suspect and victims did not know each other.”
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