Porn actor sought in fatal machete attack

Steven Hill is accused of attacking a co-worker with a machete-type prop weapon used in porn production at a building in the Van Nuys area of LA


Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A porn actor facing eviction from a production studio killed one colleague and injured two others with a movie prop weapon during a late-night showdown in Los Angeles, police said Wednesday.

Steven Hill, who had been living at Ultima DVD Inc.'s distribution and production center for several months, attacked his colleagues Tuesday night after being told he must pack and leave by Wednesday, Los Angeles police Detective Joel Price said.

Hill fled the studio in his SUV after the attack and was being sought by police.

Hill is accused of attacking a co-worker with a machete-type prop weapon used in porn production at the building in the Van Nuys area, Price said. Two others who heard the man's screams ran to help and were also attacked before Hill fled the scene, Price said.

One of the two people who tried to help suffered a large wound to his torso and died in surgery at a hospital, Price said. The other victims were expected to survive, he said.

The victims, whose names were not released, were not established porn stars, Price said.

A phone listing for Ultima could not immediately be found.

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