Pregnant Mother Stabbed in Venice




The fatal stabbing of a pregnant mother in Venice was
under investigation today.

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division
responded to 80 Windward Ave. at 9:30 p.m. Monday to a call reporting a fight
and an assault with a deadly weapon, said LAPD Lt. J. Radtke.

Arriving officers saw the woman being held by witnesses. She was treated
by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics before being taken to a hospital,
where she died from her injuries, Radtke said.

The victim was identified as 24-year-old Jasmine Preciado by family
members who told NBC4 she was three months pregnant and the mother of a 3-year-
old girl.

Police are looking for two women and a man who left the scene traveling
east on Windward Avenue in a dark SUV.

Anyone who saw the incident was urged to call investigators at LAPD’s
West Bureau Homicide Division at (213) 382-9470.