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Off-duty deputy stabbed in fight, arrest made

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

January 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A fight between an off-duty female Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy and another woman ends with the deputy stabbed, the woman shot, and a third person behind bars.It all happened Wednesday, around 1:20 a.m., outside a bar on Avenue 60 and North Figueroa Street in Highland Park. Authorities say the 29-year-old deputy and 25-year-old woman got into an argument that escalated into a physical fight. Their names were being withheld Thursday afternoon.

A 20-year-old relative of the deputy, Taylor Olivarez, was arrested for suspicion of attempt murder. He is being held on $500,000 bail.

A handgun belonging to the deputy was recovered at scene, but it was unclear if it was her duty weapon. Both women were transported to local hospitals and are expected to make full recoveries

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Northeast Area Detectives, Detectives Emilio Garay or Michael Pulley at (213) 847-4272. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.