Armed with a Samurai-style sword, 34-year-old porn actor Stephen Hill went on a stabbing spree in Van Nuys, California Tuesday night. He killed one co-worker, Herbert Wong aka Tom Dong, and injured two others before fleeing the scene. An LAPD manhunt was underway on Wednesday. The suspect is described as an African American male, approximately 6’2″ tall and weighs 169 pounds.
Hill was employed as a web designer and fledgling porn actor by Ultima DVD Inc., an adult entertainment business. He had been living at the building in the Hayvenhurst Airport Business Park for the past two months and was told that he had lost his job for inappropriate behavior and he needed to pack his belongings and leave by Wednesday. This apparently set him off and he grabbed a sword that was being used as a prop during a porn production shoot, and stabbed a co-worker. He then stabbed two other employees who attempted to help the first victim.
A 911 call was made at 10:20 p.m. The three victims were subsequently transported to Northridge Hospital, where a 30-year-old Canoga Park man died in surgery, according to LAPD Detective Joel Price. The other two victims suffered serious cuts to their arms and shoulders and are still hospitalized.
Police indicate that Hill is known as Steve Driver in the adult film industry. He is credited with 14 films on the Internet adult film database. His bio indicates that he was born in Riverdale, MD. He has been active in this industry since 2006 – see photo below.
He has an arrest conviction dating back to 1998, for assault with a handgun against an instructor. He reportedly threatened to dismember him if he didn’t get an A in the class. The incident took place in Maryland and was written up at the time by the Washington Post.
Hill fled in a 1996 blue Toyota RAV4, with license plate number 5YTC423. Anyone with information is urged to call LAPD at (877) LAPD-24-7.
More photos and surveillance video of the suspect fleeing below:
Photos: Video Screen Shots