LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man was stabbed to death Wednesday during a fight with two other men in downtown Los Angeles, police said.

The crime happened at about 2 a.m. near the Chase Bank building in the 800 block of South Hill Street, Los Angeles police Lt. Paul Vernon said.

The man, in his 40s, died on the sidewalk, Vernon said. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

Police sought two men who were seen running from the scene, Vernon said. No descriptions were released of the suspects.

“We don’t know if this was a robbery or just a dispute,” Vernon said.

A security guard from another building discovered the body just before 4 a.m., Vernon said. Vernon said the victim appeared to have been a transient.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police Detective Al Marengo, (213) 972-1249; or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS.

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Comments (13)
  1. Jason says:

    Does anything good ever happen to someone between 2:00 to 4:00AM?????

  2. Another Mexican Crime says:

    Near a bank, it’s possible the suspects force the victim to withdrawal or hand over his atm/pin & withdrawal $$$ before stabbing the victim.

    1. Not really says:

      It says the victim was a transient, highly doubt he had a bank account.

      1. Mari says:

        the victim was no transient….he was my son!

  3. LatmsUser says:

    @Another Mexican Crime: They say he was a transient.Maybe they wanted to empty his food stamp[ account! And I suggest you change your screen name. That’s plain prejudice. Before it was us blacks, now the Mexicans. Am glad we are not the majority among minorities anymore. Definitely gets the bigots off of our a$$e$!

    1. Mari says:

      the victim was not illegal, he was a citizen and served in the USMC…he was my son!

  4. Luis says:

    Too much time on your hands. Idleness = idiocy.

    1. Frank West says:

      U MAD BRO?

  5. Eddy's Mom says:

    To all of those who were touched by Eddy’s beautiful soul and senseless death, receive his family’s heart felt gratitude. Eddy was laid to rest yesterday surrounded by many beautiful people who were part of his life at one time or another.
    If anyone is interested in helping others who are trying to help themselves while battling a mental illness, please send donations in memory of Eduardo J. Triana to Portals/Pacific Clinic through this website:

    Thank you,
    Mari Cabrera-Hickerson

  6. concerned says:

    and the ‘witness’ never called 911?instead, his body was discovered TWO hours later by someone else….

    1. Mari says:

      thank you for your concern….as far as I know the “witness’ did not call 911 and just left my son there…I asked the police about this but no good answer was given…

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