On Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:45 p.m. at 7th/Metro in downtown Los Angeles, the suspect became involved in a verbal dispute with the victim on a B Line (Red) train. The dispute escalated and the suspect armed herself and fatally stabbed the victim (Friday’s Source post).
Here is the news release from the Los Angeles Police Department on the arrest Monday:
On October 19, 2020, Irma Monroy a 25-year-old resident of Los Angeles, was arrested and booked for California Penal Code § 187(a) – Murder.
Monroy’s bail, which includes an unrelated outstanding felony warrant for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, is set at $2,060,000. She is due to be arraigned on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
The knife used during the commission of the crime and the green bicycle were recovered at the time of the arrest.
And here is a statement from Metro CEO Phil Washington:
Metro is grateful for the quick response and action taken by our law enforcement partners in the apprehension and arrest of the suspect in the murder of one of our employees last Friday night at the 7th Street/Metro Center Station.
It is through this quick response that riders and fellow Metro employees can be assured that safety on our system is our top priority and individuals who commit such acts of violence will be aggressively pursued and brought to justice.
Metro is deeply saddened by this unfortunate incident involving a Metro family member. We appreciate the thoughts and prayers that have been extended to the victim’s family and Metro employees.
Our mission is to ensure patrons and employees can ride and work safely, without fear, 100 percent of the time. We ask our transit customers to continue to help us achieve our mission by reporting any crimes on the Metro system. Metro riders can anonymously report any information that could lead to an arrest by using Metro’s Transit Watch smart phone app or by calling Transit Watch at 888-950-SAFE (7233).