A 26-year-old Simi Valley man was behind bars Friday in lieu of $570,000 bail on suspicion of stabbing two men, wounding one seriously, during a group fight in Hollywood on Labor Day.
Danny Moreno was arrested on Wednesday by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Detective Division, with assistance from the FBI, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Simi Valley Police Department, according to an LAPD statement. He was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, police said.
The stabbing happened during a group fight in the 6700 block of Hollywood Boulevard, near Highland Avenue, around 2 a.m. on Sept. 2, according to police.
One of the stabbed victims was taken to a hospital and released that morning while the other remains hospitalized in serious condition, authorities said.
The stabbings happened outside Leila's Pizza and Deli at Hollywood Boulevard and McCadden Place, Lt. Ray Valois of the LAPD's Hollywood Station said at the time. One victim was 31 and the other 22, he said.
Moreno was being held by the LAPD today in lieu of $570,000 bail, according to sheriff's online booking records.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the stabbing was urged to contact detectives handling the case by calling (213) 972-2931 or the department's non-business hours number, (877) LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
-City News Service