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.READ MORE: 2 Long Beach Grocery Stores Shutting Down Saturday Over Hero Pay Law
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.READ MORE: Armed Suspect Caught On Camera Robbing Group Of People In A West Hollywood Alley
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.MORE NEWS: Motive Unknown After 8 Killed At Indianapolis FedEx Facility
Anyone who may have witnessed the fight is urged to contact police at (310) 726-7884 or (310) 726-7889.