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Christopher Maurice Campbell, 23

Christopher Campbell, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Saturday, June 29, in the 1100 block of West 91st Street in Westmont, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's office. 

Campbell was allegedly one of three men who  entered a home on West 91st Street  and began assaulting a 23-year-old man who lived there, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Brandon Dean. 

During the assault, the victim's brother, 27, came home and "saw three individuals kicking the crap out of  his brother," Dean said, "so he grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed one of the suspects."

The three attackers left, Dean said, and a short time later, deputies spotted the suspect car at West 93rd Street and Normandie Avenue, about half a mile away. The deputies found Campbell, who was suffering from stab wounds, and a second suspect, James Henderson, 24, and called for paramedics, Dean said. 

Campbell, a resident of Gramercy Park, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:52 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as sharp force injuries and blunt force trauma. 

Henderson was arrested on suspicion of burglary and assault, and booked into jail. He was released July 1 after posting $50,000 bail. 

Investigators are still searching for the third assault suspect, Dean said. 

The victim of the assault was treated at the hospital for facial cuts, a broken nose and bruises, Dean said. His brother, who allegedly stabbed Campbell, was not injured, Dean said. 

Investigators believe the assault victim was deliberately targeted — "They obviously had a personal beef," Dean said — but it didn't appear to be a robbery and authorities don't know what prompted the attack. None of the individuals involved have gang ties, he said. 

The brother who did the stabbing was not arrested, Dean said. Once the investigation is completed, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office will decide whether any charges should be filed, he said. 

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. 

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