Venice Restaurant Worker Stabbed To Death After Closing
A young restaurant worker and father to a newborn was stabbed to death just after closing time in the middle of a Venice intersection early this morning.Guillermo Perez, 24, of Venice was found in the middle of the intersection at Pacific Avenue and Washington Boulevard around 12:30 a.m., according to KTLA. A passer-by came across his badly-wounded body and called police. Perez was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say there were no witnesses, no suspects and they haven't found the murder weapon (the knife Perez used in his job was accounted for).
KTLA was told that he worked at the nearby Mercedes Grille, but police would not confirm that. A coworker told ABC 7 that Perez had a newborn, and he was closing up before heading to his next job on the graveyard shift:
Venice update: 25y/o restaurant worker stabbed to death as he closed up for the night, to head for next job; co-worker says he had a newborn— Julie Sone (@ABC7JulieSone) November 18, 2013
Police were already in the area responding to a report that there was a man wielding a sledgehammer and wearing a ski mask, according to KTLA. Turns out that report didn't seem to have anything to do with Perez's stabbing.