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Video shows suspect in fatal stabbing at downtown L.A. restaurant

Los Angeles police released surveillance video showing a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a downtown L.A. restaurant patron on New Year’s Day.

Homer Garcia, 56, was killed in the attack, which took place about 8:40 a.m. inside Margarita’s Place in the 100 block of East 7th Street.

Police said the suspect stabbed Garcia multiple times after the two got into an argument. Garcia died at a local hospital.

Video footage from inside the restaurant released by police on Thursday shows the suspect sitting at a counter as another man approaches him, and the two appear to start arguing. The 20-second clip ends with the suspect getting up and turning toward the man.

The suspect, described as a man about 5 feet 10 between the ages of 40 and 50, was last seen walking on 7th Street toward Los Angeles Street, police said.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Det. Martinez at (213) 484-3642 or Det. Chung at (213) 484-3643.


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