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LAPD Investigate 'bloody mess' at DTLA Homicide Scene

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Detectives are investigating the fifth homicide in Downtown L.A. this year, after officers were led to what the LAPD is calling a "bloody crime scene" inside the Renato Apartments on Skid Row. Last night a woman told passing officers there were two men fighting in one of the single-occupancy residence (SRO) units; in room 415 they found a "bloody mess" and one dead man, and one man who is now expected to survive, and provide vital details about the incident. In the small apartment, the LAPD found at least one knife, signs of a struggle, and indications alcohol played a role in the crime.