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Jacob Kale Koffman, 17

Jacob Koffman, a 17-year-old teenager, was fatally stabbed Friday, Feb. 6, in the 15000 block of Dickens Street in Sherman Oaks, according to police.

Jacob and five others were involved in a dispute over narcotics in the back of an apartment building, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

During the fight, Jacob and another teenager were injured. Jacob was taken to a hospital where he died.

Police said they booked two juveniles on suspicion of murder. An 18-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of sales of narcotics. Police are looking for two more people “of interest.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Van Nuys detective desk at (818) 374-0040. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times Staff

Note: Police have requested a security hold with the L.A. County coroner regarding Koffman's death, preventing the office from releasing details on the homicide. The Times will update this entry with more information as it becomes available.

Correction: This post previously said that Koffman had been shot. Koffman was stabbed. We regret the error.

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