Police responded to the stabbing at Lark View Park on the 17000 block of Fraser Lane near Summerdale Drive at about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday. The 19-year-old Huntington Beach resident was rushed to UCI Medical Center with a stab wound and was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.
Before police arrived, area resident Jason Kalayjian said he heard a lot of commotion and stepped out of his home. He saw the victim on the ground with multiple injuries to his torso, so he and his mother, who is a nurse, tried to help the victim.
Another area resident, Bob Littrell, also tried to provide aid after one of the victim's friends came to his door, pleading for someone to call the police. Littrell's wife called 911 while he checked on the victim.
"I ran immediately to the victim, checked his vitals, and he was hardly breathing, about once every 20 seconds, and his blood pulse was low," Littrell said.
The suspects fled the scene after the stabbing, but detectives were able to track them down in a car in the area of Garden Grove Boulevard and Gilbert Avenue in Garden Grove on Thursday morning. Two adults and two juveniles were taken into custody without further incident. Their names have not been released.
Police say a bloody knife believed to be involved in the stabbing was also found near the crime scene on Thursday morning.
The victim's friend Trevor Borkowski was devastated by the death.
"Family kid, he loved everyone, always put a smile on someone's face, just a really good friend to have," Borkowski said through his tears.
Borkowski said the victim was not involved in gangs. He was just upset that a group of teens were tagging in his neighborhood.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Huntington Beach Police Department at (714) 960-8811.