Koreatown

Three Arrested After Stabbing Death of Man Who Tried to Break Up Koreatown Fight

A man who tried to break up a fight was fatally stabbed and another man was hospitalized after he was beaten by two attackers.

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Three men were arrested in a fight near a Koreatown convenience store that left one man dead and another man hospitalized.

Officers were dispatched at about 2 a.m. Saturday to Sixth Street and Alexandria Avenue on a report of a group fight, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The location is near a 7-Eleven.

Officers arrived and found the victim stabbed. A dispute led to a fight that the victim tried to break up, police said.

A man with the victim was then hit and kicked, police said. That person was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The fatally wounded man's name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

"Investigators identified a suspect vehicle and tracked the vehicle to an address in Echo Park,'' police said in a statement.

On Saturday, police arrested the two men, both 26, believed responsible for beating the man who survived, police said. On Sunday, another 26-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing the man surrendered to homicide detectives, police said.

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Anyone with information about the attack was asked to call LAPD West Bureau homicide detectives at 213-382-9470, or the LAPD's 24-hour tipline at 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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