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Search underway for suspect in fatal stabbing in West Hollywood

Authorities are searching for a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man in West Hollywood early Sunday, officials said.

The attack occurred about 1:15 a.m. in the 7100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, said Deputy Wally Bracks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“Investigators learned that there was a verbal argument between the victim and an unknown person,” Bracks said. “The verbal argument escalated into a physical altercation. During the altercation, the victim was stabbed at least one time on his upper body.”

Paramedics took the man to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, he said.

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The suspect fled the scene, he said. The weapon has not been recovered.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives asked anyone with information regarding the stabbing to call (323) 890-5500.


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