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Luis Roberto Navarro-Nuno, 53

Luis Roberto Navarro-Nuno, a 53-year-old Latino, died Wednesday April 5, after he was fatally stabbed near South San Pedro and East 5th streets in downtown L.A., according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

On April 3, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon near South San Pedro and East 7th streets, where they found Navarro-Nuno with stab wounds, according to a news release from the LAPD.

Navarro-Nuno was pronounced dead on April 5 at 11:58 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Investigators later discovered that  Navarro-Nuno had been injured while trying to stop two women who attempted to take another woman’s purse, police said.

Police identified Danile Bookman, a 38-year-old black woman, and Samantha Richardson, a 27-year-old black woman, as the two suspects, based on witness statements and video evidence, police said.

On April 11, Bookman and Richardson were each charged with second-degree robbery and murder with the special circumstance of murder during a robbery, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

According to prosecutors, Richardson also faces an allegation that she used a “stabbing instrument” as a deadly weapon.

Bookman and Richardson are due in court June 8 for an arraignment.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Sergio Ortiz at (213) 996-1889. 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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