Man who stabbed churchgoer identified

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SYLMAR – A man shot and killed by police a day after he stabbed a churchgoer and set fire to church bungalows has been identified as Prince Marin. Marin, 42, was killed Wednesday evening after detective Christopher McKinney, 39, and officer Rodolfo Rodriguez, 34, discovered him after entering an open manhole under a bridge for the Foothill (210) freeway, located in the Big Tujunga Wash. The overpass structure is located about 30 yards behind All Nations Church, the predominately Korean church where the attack occurred. The officers “climbed into the open manhole into the (bridge) cells and continued their search when they were confronted by a machete-weilding suspect,” said officer Jason Lee, LAPD spokesman. “The suspect was shot once in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.” Lee said Marin is also suspected in a stabbing at the church six months ago. The officers involved normally work with the Foothill Divisions Narcotics Enforcement Detail. Marin was a “potentially dangerous person that we were dealing with and that’s why these detectives were out there looking for him.”last_img read more