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29-Year-Old Stabbed To Death Chasing Robber Out Of Family's Donut Shop

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A 29-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death outside his parent's donut shop in South L.A. by a robber.

The robbery happened at Louisiana Fried Chicken and Donut House at West Florence Avenue and South Broadway Street last night at about 9:20 p.m., KTLA reports. Police say the robber first ordered some food, then snatched cash from the open register and fled. The victim attempted to chase the robber, but was stabbed in a nearby alleyway, LAPD Officer Drake Madison said. The vicim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

The eatery is popular in the community, and has a number of regulars. One witness told KTLA that she got coffee from the victim every day, and that he was a kind man who often gave her son a free donut.

Authorities are still talking to neighbors and looking at surveillance footage, but they do have a description of the alleged robber. He is described as a black male in his 30s, and was wearing a black beanie and a dark-colored hoodie. He was last seen running on West Florence Avenue, headed west.

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Anyone with information should call LAPD South Bureau's Homicide Division at 213-485-1383.