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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
January 5, 2010 | 10:50
Elmer Rodriguez, a 25-year-old Latino, was stabbed and died Friday, Dec. 25, in the 5400 block of Blackwelder Street in West Adams, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Rodriguez was attending a backyard Christmas party when a fight broke out. Rodriguez attempted to intervene in the fight, and someone stabbed him several times, Winter said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:10 a.m., Winter said.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Map: The location where Elmer Rodriguez was shot. Click for the West Adams Mapping L.A. page to learn more about the demographics of the neighborhood.