2 roommates arrested in Northridge fatal stabbing

NORTHRIDGE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two men have been arrested in the stabbing death of their 19-year-old roommate in Northridge, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Adrian Anthony Ortiz, 19, was found unconscious in a bath tub and suffering from stab wounds on Thursday around 12:48 p.m., police said. Paramedics responded to the apartment building in the 18000 block of Roscoe Boulevard and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police say that Ortiz's roommate, Lopez Ochoa, 20, attacked Ortiz and stabbed him multiple times. They allege that another roommate, Johnny Hernandez, 26, later arrived home and assisted in altering the crime scene.

Ochoa was arrested for murder and Hernandez was arrested for accessory to murder after the fact.

Police asked anyone with information to contact Det. Dave Peteque at (818)374-1934. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at lacrimestoppers.org.
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