LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Detectives sought the public’s help Sunday in identifying a suspect accused of killing a 23-year-old man in Harbor City.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers were sent around 9:49 a.m. to the 21000 block of Halldale Avenue.

Once on scene, officers found Joseph Steven Ruiz suffering from stab wounds.

Los Angeles County Fire Department officials transported him to a hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Ruiz and the suspect got into an argument, which escalated into a physical altercation.

The suspect allegedly stabbed Ruiz with a knife during the fight, and fled from the scene.

No description was provided of the suspect.

Anyone who may have witnessed the fight is urged to contact police at (310) 726-7884 or (310) 726-7889.


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