(L.A.) Jalil Illera, 27, Died From Being Stabbed

Case Number: 2023-17425

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 27-year-old Latino male.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Jalil Illera.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Stab Wound of Upper Extremity

RIP JALIL SOSAI ILLERA (August 4, 1996 – December 12, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 4:41 p.m.

Apparently, the decedent had started punching a fellow passenger on the Metro train. That passenger, named Carlos Carrillo-Martinez, 19, then felt compelled to use a knife to defend himself from the unprovoked attack.

Though briefly under arrest, Carrillo-Martinez was later released because his claims of self-defense were substantiated by surveillance video.