A man was fatally stabbed on Hollywood Boulevard late Wednesday night in what police said was a fight over money.
Police received a call of a stabbing near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and North Las Palmas Avenue at about 11:17 p.m., said Lt. John Radtke of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Arriving officers found the victim down in the street with another person administering first aid, Radtke said.
The victim had suffered multiple stab wounds to the body and was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Radtke.
Witnesses told police they overheard two men arguing over money prior to the stabbing.
“So it appears that his group was hanging out with one another and then started fighting about money … During that fight, the victim was stabbed,” Radtke said early Thursday morning.
Further investigation confirmed the pair were fighting over money when the stabbing took place, LAPD officials said mid-afternoon in a news release.
The victim was not identified, and police have only described him as black man in his late 20s, the release stated. Authorities were waiting to notify his next of kin before releasing his name.
“A suspect was detained a couple blocks away from here,” Radtke said, adding that the person was taken to the police station.
The person suspected in the stabbing was also a black man in his 20s, according to Radtke.
Police said the man discarded the knife inside a local club and fled eastbound before he was taken into custody.
Investigators were seen going into the Jameson’s Irish Pub near where the body was found, but it was unclear if either of the men had been in the pub.
“We don’t know where they were at prior to the incident,” Radtke said.
Anyone with additional information was asked to call LAPD West Bureau Homicide detectives at 213-382-9470, or 877-527-3247 during non-business hours and weekends.
Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, texting to phone number 274637 with a cellphone, or through the website LAPDOnline.org.