Tommy Burciaga, a 33-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed on Tuesday, Feb. 18, near the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Gerhart Avenue in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Burciaga, a resident of Whittier, was hanging out near a bus stop around 10:15 p.m. with the mother of his children when two men rode up on bicycles, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
"They knew each other from somewhere and they got into it," Alfred said. The three men began arguing, he said, and Burciaga challenged them to a fight.
Witnesses, including one who took video of the incident on his phone, said one of the men pulled out a knife to try to stop the fight, Alfred said, but Burciaga insisted on fighting anyway.
"He brought fists to a knife fight," Alfred said, "and the suspect stabbed him in the torso several times."
Burciaga was …
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