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Good Samaritan Killed After Intervening In Koreatown Argument

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A man was fatally stabbed after he reportedly tried to intervene in an argument in Koreatown early this morning.

LAPD spokeswoman Officer Norma Eisenman told City News Service that the good Samaritan, whom she described as a man in his mid-30s, was attacked around 3 a.m. on the 200 block of South Serrano Avenue. He allegedly tried to stop a dispute between the suspect and his ex-girlfriend. However, things got grisly when the suspect stabbed the victim before running away, she said.

"There was a dispute between two parties, possibly with some other people," Capt. Julian Melendez told NBC Los Angeles.

The victim was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Police are still searching for the suspect. Although a description of the attacker is not available at this moment, police said that the suspect's car is a dark 4-door sedan, according to CBS Los Angeles.

UPDATE 11/6, 9:50 a.m.: Police arrested Miguel Gonzalo Jimenez Jr., 24, in North Hollywood in connection with the fatal stabbing of 32-year-old Luis David Lazcano, according to KTLA. He was booked on suspicion of murder, and his bail is set at $1 million. LAPD Lt. John Radke said he does not believe the attack was gang related.

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