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Man Arrested in Stabbing Death Near Santa Monica Pier

People that were with the victim told police there was an argument that broke out between the victim and two other people on the pier, according to authorities.

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A man was stabbed to death near the Santa Monica Pier Monday evening and another man was arrested for the homicide as police continue to investigate the deadly incident.

Officers responded to the 300 block of Broadway at about 7:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a shot fired and found a man with a stab wound to the neck on 3rd Street and Broadway, the Santa Monica Police Department said.

Santa Monica Fire Department medics took the man to the hospital where he died from his injuries. His identity has not been released.

People who were with the victim told police that an argument broke out between the victim and two other people, a man and a woman, on the Santa Monica Pier They eventually ended up near 3rd Street and Broadway, and that's when the stabbing happened, according to Santa Monica police.

The witnesses described and identified the two individuals suspected of the stabbing and police took them into custody near 6th Street and Santa Monica Blvd., police said. A knife possibly used in the crime was recovered by authorities.

Long Beach resident, 28-year-old Sean Alexander Graves, was booked for murder while the second individual, who was not identified by police, was interviewed by authorities and released.

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Sean Alexander Graves, 28, of Long Beach..

It was not immediately known what the argument that led to the deadly stabbing was about and police say that at one point during the argument, a gunshot was fired and a .45 cal casing was located, but it's unclear who fired that round.


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Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call Det. Haro with the Santa Monica Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 310-458-8432, or the SMPD Watch Commander at 310-458-8427.

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