Four people were stabbed on May 3 at a Target shopping complex in West Hollywood.
Four people were stabbed Monday at the Target store in West Hollywood. (photo by Edwin Folven)
At 12:46pm, Layla Rosetta Trawick, 34, a resident of Antioch, California, drew two knives and began stabbing people at random inside the store.
An off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy, Clay Grant, heard the commotion, and stepped around an aisle to see Trawick wielding knives. Grant drew his firearm, identified himself as a sheriff’s deputy, and ordered Trawick to get down on the ground. Though at first she moved away from Grant, Trawick eventually dropped her weapons and followed his instructions. Grant then detained her with the help of a Target security guard.
In all, four people — three females and one male — were stabbed during the attack. One of the females remains at the hospital in critical condition. Two other people also reported injuries from the incident, though they were not suffering from stab wounds.
Trawick has been charged with four counts of attempted murder, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and special allegations of use of a deadly weapon and causing great bodily injury. Prosecutors have asked for her bail to be set at $4 million.
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