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Jose Luis Rodriguez, 34

Jose Rodriguez, a 34-year-old Latino, was stabbed to death Monday, Jan. 2, in the 100 block of Leroy Street in Chinatown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records and police.

About 5:30 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of a man suffering from stab wounds and found Rodriguez, said LAPD Det. Doug Pierce.

Police determined that there had been a dispute between Rodriguez and a neighbor which resulted in the stabbing, Pierce said, but he declined to elaborate. 

Rodriguez was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Jose Romero-Arevalo, a 29-year-old Latino, was charged Jan. 10 with one count of murder with the allegation that he used a knife as a deadly weapon, according to police and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Romero-Arevalo is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 30, according to the district attorney’s office.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pierce at (213) 996-1879. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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