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Bernar Jivan Arlain, 32

Bernar Arlain, a 32-year-old black man, died Sunday, March 4, after he was stabbed in 7100 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Arlain was sitting near a bus stop waiting area when he began to argue with another man about 1:14 a.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza. 

The argument escalated to a physical fight, and the suspect stabbed Arlain in the upper body, Mendoza said. 

Arlain was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m., according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as a stab wound to the right arm. 

The suspect was last seen running east, away from the bus stop, Mendoza said. No suspect description was available. 

Arlain’s last known residence was in the Mid-Wilshire district of Central Los Angeles, according to coroner's records, but Mendoza said he was living on the streets at the time of his death. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (332) 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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