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Venice Man, 24, Fatally Stabbed at Intersection of Washington and Pacific

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A 24-year-old Venice man died after being stabbed early Monday morning at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Pacific Avenue, police said.

Guillermo Perez was found lying in the street with an apparent stab wound about 12:15 a.m. by a citizen who flagged down patrol officers with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division, according to a statement from the LAPD.

Perez was rushed to a nearby hospital by paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department and later died from his injuries.

Detectives with the LAPD’s West Bureau Homicide Division have asked for the public’s help in providing any information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for the fatal stabbing.

Citizens and businesses were urged to contact the LAPD with any information regarding the incident.

Perez, who was married and had a newborn child, worked at Mercedes Grille as a cook and also at nearby Baja Cantina.

KABC-7 cited LAPD sources who said Perez was walking from his job at Mercedes Grill toward Baja Cantina when he was stabbed.

Perez’s wife also worked at Baja Cantina and both restaurants were collecting donations, KABC-7 reported.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Detectives Dave Vinton or George Bowens at (213) 382-9470.

Anonymous tipsters should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

— Venice Dispatch

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