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Anthony Maurice Elston Jr., 24

Anthony M. Elston, a 24-year-old black man, died Sunday, Jan. 28, after being stabbed in the 9900 block of Ramona Street in Bellflower, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Elston was attacked around 8:10 the previous night during a fight outside an apartment complex where he had been visiting, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore.

The fight involved multiple people, including friends and relatives, many of whom live in the apartment complex, Moore said. Investigators are still trying to learn what prompted the confrontation and who was involved. 

Elston was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead the following day at 6:05 a.m., according to coroner’s records. 

An acquaintance of Elston’s family, Jeffery Ardonal Johnson, 61, was arrested on suspicion of assault the evening of the fight and was charged with murder Jan. 30. Johnson’s arraignment was continued to Feb. 6. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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