24-Year-Old Stabbbed to Death in Venice

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Guillermo Perez, a 24 year old father of a new born child and an employee at Mercede’s Grille at 14 Washington, was stabbed to death after leaving work last night at Mercede’s and heading for his second job at Baja Cantina at 311 Washington 1/10th of a mile away.

Both Mercedes Grille and Baja Cantina are raising funds for Perez’s burial and to help his family with further expenses. Please call Mercede’s at (310) 827-6209 or Baja Cantina at (310) 821-2252 to help this family in their time of need. You can stop in to either business in person to make a donation to the Perez family.

ABC News Coverage

From the LAPD:

24-Year-Old Dies After Being Stabbed in The Streets of Venice

Detectives Looking for Any Clues that May Lead to an Arrest

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the stabbing and killing of a young man.

On November 18, 2013, around 12:15 a.m., Pacific patrol officers were flagged down by a citizen at Washington Boulevard and Pacific Avenue. Officers observed a male lying in the street with what appeared to be a stab wound.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported 24-year-old Guillermo Perez, a resident of Venice, to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Detectives are seeking help from the community on this case. Citizens and Businesses located near the scene are urged to contact LAPD if they have any information regarding this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD West Bureau Homicide Detectives Dave Vinton or George Bowens at (213) 382-9470.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

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