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Restaurant Worker Fatally Stabbed in Venice

Guillermo Perez, 24, died from stab wounds after being attacked on a Venice street on Nov. 18.  Police were searching for a suspect in the slaying and announced a $50,000 reward on Nov. 22.

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A $50,000 reward was offered Friday for information that could lead an arrest in the recent slaying of a restaurant worker, who was stabbed and left to die on a Venice street.

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Guillermo Carmona-Perez died Monday after he was found with a stab wound on a Venice street.

Shortly after midnight on Monday, 24-year-old Guillermo Carmona-Perez was found lying near the corner of Washington Boulevard and Pacific Avenue with a stab wound.

Authorities transported the victim to a local hospital, where he later died from the injuries.

There was no witness to the stabbing, according to police.

“Guillermo’s murder is a disturbing and horrific crime and a tragedy for his family, friends and the entire Venice community,” said City Councilmember Mike Bonin in a statement Friday.

“Our neighborhoods will be safer once the person or people responsible for this crime are off the streets,” Bonin said.

Bonin’s Facebook page included a post about the reward with a photo of Carmona-Perez under the heading “Justice for Guillermo.”

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at 310-382-9470.

A search was underway Monday in Venice for the person who stabbed a restaurant worker and left him to die, authorities said.

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Police respond to the scene of a stabbing in Venice, Nov. 18 (KTLA)

Guillermo Perez, 24, was found suffering from a stab wound in the middle of the intersection at Pacific Avenue and Washington Boulevard around 12:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Paramedics transported Perez to UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, where he died a short time later.

The intersection was blocked off for several hours as police searched for clues.

There were no witnesses to the stabbing, police said.

The LAPD West Bureau Homicide Division urged anyone with information to contact detectives at (213)382-9470.

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