Man stabbed to death while breaking up fight in Koreatown, three arrested

Koreatown sign.
Koreatown sign. Photo credit Getty Images

LOS ANGELES (KNX) — Los Angeles police announced Monday they have arrested three men in connection to a fight that turned deadly early Saturday morning in Koreatown.

Officers were called around 2 a.m. Saturday to respond to a stabbing call at 6th Street and Alexandria Avenue in Koreatown.

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Responding officers found a stabbing victim and learned the man’s injuries were inflicted when he tried to break up a fight, police said.

Officers also learned the victim’s friend was beaten up by additional suspects, police added.

The stabbing victim was taken to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries. His friend also was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police said investigators identified a suspect vehicle and tracked it to an address later that day in Echo Park. After serving a search warrant at that address, arrested two men — Josue Alegria and Damian Dehorney, both 26 — on attempted murder charges.

Police added the man who is suspected of fatally stabbing the victim, 26-year-old Jose Garibay, surrendered himself Sunday and was booked on one count of murder.

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