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Jose Leon, 45

Jose Leon, a 45-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Wednesday, March 27, in the 100 block of South Alvarado Street in Westlake, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 8:30 p.m., Leon got into an argument with multiple people outside the lobby of a nearby motel, said Los Angeles police Det. Ray Martinez.

One of the people pulled out a knife and stabbed Leon, then fled in a sedan.

Leon was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:58 p.m., according to coroner's records.

Leon lived in the area. Martinez said the killing is not connected to gangs. It’s unknown why the argument began.

Anyone with information is asked to call Martinez at (213) 484-3642. 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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