A 23-year-old man was stabbed and killed on the 22500 block of 14th Street in Newhall on Saturday night at approximately 11:30 p.m., according to a statement provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Information Bureau.
“Santa Clarita Valley Station deputies responded to the location regarding a call of males fighting inside a business,” read the statement. “When they arrived, they discovered a male adult suffering from an apparent stab wound to his upper body.”
The statement went on to say that once paramedics arrived, the man, later identified as Eduardo Becerril, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Homicide detectives have detained one person in connection with Becerril’s death, Steven Castro — a 23-year-old Canyon Country resident — but believe there were others involved.
Lt. Modica, the homicide detective handling Becerril’s case, could not confirm whether it was a gang-related killing, at the time of this publication.
Since his death, Becerril’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to pay for funeral expenses.
“His sudden death has come as complete devastation to the entire family. Eduardo was a kind and gentle person who was such a light in everyone’s lives.” wrote Natalie Rosario, Becerril’s sister-in-law. “He brought so much joy, laughter and kindness everywhere he went. He touched the lives of everyone he encountered with his selfless and compassionate nature. He loved spending time with his family, playing basketball and spending time with his dog, Rosy. His gentle and kind soul will forever be missed,” said Natalie Rosario, organizer and sister-in-law.
The matter is being investigated by LASD’s Homicide division, which is asking anyone with information about this incident 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 lacrimestoppers.org.
To donate to Becerril’s family’s GoFundMe page, visit bit.ly/3ZWoP2s.