Five people have now been arrested in connection with the stabbing of two teenagers near a Los Angeles high school earlier this week, police said.
But one of those suspects – the only one whose name has been publicly released – was released from prison on Friday after not being formally charged for the time required, according to authorities.
The Los Angeles Police Department announced Friday that Danny Ramon Lopez Sanchez, 23, of Los Angeles, was arrested two days earlier on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with Monday’s violent altercation outside. LA’s oldest public high school.
However, prison records maintained by the LA County Sheriff’s Department show that Lopez Sanchez was released at the end of work Friday without being asked to post bail set at $1 million. la.
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s department confirmed release was required because Lopez Sanchez had not been charged within 48 hours, as required by state law. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office could not be reached for comment Friday night.
Police say they have also arrested four young people in connection with the incident: two may be charged with attempted murder, one is suspected of being an accessory to the murder plot and one is accused of murder. weapons storage. The names of those individuals have not been released and it is unclear if anyone has been formally charged.
Authorities previously said up to 10 people were involved in the scuffle Monday afternoon, which the LAPD described as a “campus dispute.” Two people, ages 15 and 16, were hospitalized with stab wounds to the back, right arm and right leg, LA Sheriff Michel Moore said earlier this week.
One of them is a student of the school. Both are expected to survive.
School police were close to the campus, near Olympic Avenue and Rimpau in Mid-Wilshire, but they were called shortly before the stabbing in response to reports that a gun had been found on campus. another campus, LA School Police Department officials said.
Shortly before the attack, a group of about 10 people jumped out of two cars, a black Toyota and a red Cadillac, Moore said at a Los Angeles Police Commission meeting. He said both cars were later found.
According to the LAPD, no information has been provided on the motive for the attack and the investigation is still ongoing.