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Michel Dumitriu, 50

Michel Dumitriu, a 50-year-old white man, was fatally stabbed during a brawl outside a bar in the 100 block of Rose Avenue in Venice about 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division responded to a radio call of assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arrival, officers discovered Dumitriu lying on the sidewalk.  Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Shortly after, officers were dispatched to a Santa Monica hospital to investigate a patient with stab wounds. Authorities said the detectives concluded that the patient was linked to the stabbing incident.

Police later arrested Daniel Chavez, 32, a Latino man, on suspicion of murder. Chavez remains in custody at the hospital, police added.

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