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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Stabbing in Torrance Leaves One Man Dead NR11469cj

Los Angeles: On October 8, 2011, at around 4:45 p.m., LAPD Harbor Area patrol officers received a stabbing call at a market place in the 20300 block of South Harvard Road in Torrance.  When they arrived, they saw a man on the ground suffering from stab wounds.  LAFD rescue personnel responded and transported the man to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives say that the victim, identified as 35-year-old Jesus Martinez of Torrance, became involved in a physical dispute with an unidentified male inside at the marketplace.  When the dispute turned physical the suspect stabbed Martinez and left the scene southbound on foot.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Harbor Area Homicide Officers Oliva or Rivas at 310-726-7881 or 310-726-7880.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477).  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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.