A 23-year-old woman was stabbed and killed in the middle of a nightclub in the Mid-City area early Sunday morning and a suspect, a woman, was found and arrested at a Ventura hotel, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The deadly stabbing took place at Catch One, a night club located in the 4000 block of West Pico Boulevard around 12:30 a.m.
Elaine DeleonGuerrero, 35, was arrested and had a relationship with the victim, police said. Earlier a person of interest was detained, and police said that person was also involved in the altercation and that all three people involved knew each other.
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Police reviewed surveillance video and spoke to witnesses at the scene prior to making the arrest.
The suspect stabbed the victim one time in the chest, according to the LAPD.
A food vendor outside the club said he witnessed the terrified crowds as officers went in.
"Everyone just kept saying the same thing, 'she got stabbed oh my god,'" said Sergio Gonzalez. "They all kept saying that same thing, 'She started bleeding. She was bleeding a lot on the floor.'"