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21-year-old man fatally stabbed on Hawthorne street [Updated]

September 23, 2010 |  8:36 am


Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are looking for those who stabbed and killed a 21-year-old man early Thursday morning on a Hawthorne street.

Stabbing The unidentified victim was driving and stopped at a light at Rosecrans Avenue and Inglewood Avenue about 2:15 a.m., said Lt. Dave Coleman of the L.A County Sheriff’s Department.

[Updated at 11:07 a.m.: The L.A. County coroner's office has identified the victim as Randall Baker Jr. of Los Angeles.]

He got out of his vehicle and approached another car stopped at the intersection, Coleman said. Words were then exchanged between the victim and the suspects in the case, who stabbed the man, he said.

He was declared dead at the scene, Coleman said.

The suspects fled, and deputies were continuing to investigate, Coleman said.

-- My-Thuan Tran

Upper photo: Investigators confer at the scene of a fatal stabbing at the corner of Inglewood Avenue and Rosecrans Avenue. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Lower photo: Sabrina Hearon, who identified herself as the mother of the victim, reacts at the scene. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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