One of the most tragic incidents to ever happen in our neighborhood was the 2008 murder of West Hollywood resident Katan Khaimov, who had been taking an evening walk when he was stabbed. Khaimov collapsed and died on Romaine Street near Martel Avenue.
The current issue of the Beverly Press reports that the LAPD has at long last made an arrest in the murder.
The suspect is Angel Jesus Gonzalez, age 30. He has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder.
According to the paper:
The [LAPD] detective described Gonzalez as being a transient at the time of the murder who lived in and around West Hollywood and the Melrose District, and frequented Poinsettia Park…. Lt. Robles, with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said the suspect also has previously been charged with narcotics violations.
Gonzalez is currently in custody at the Men’s Central Jail.
You can read the Beverly Press article here.