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Natanael Aquino-Lopez, 25

Natanael Aquino-Lopez, a 25-year-old Latino, died Saturday, March 30, after he was stabbed in the 2800 block of West Olympic Boulevard in Koreatown, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

About 11:10 p.m. on Friday, March 29, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Division responded to a call of a fight outside a restaurant and found Aquino-Lopez suffering from stab wounds, said Los Angeles Police Det. Sean Kinchla.

Aquino-Lopez was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:39 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

Investigators determined that several people were involved in a fight outside a restaurant and a person pulled out a knife and stabbed Aquino-Lopez.

Police said four people were involved in the dispute, which was not believed to be gang related.

One of the suspects was identified as Reynaldo Carranza, a 33-year-old Latino, police said.

Carranza was arrested on suspicion of murder April 2.

Online court records show that Carranza was charged April 4 with one count each of murder and attempted murder.

He is being held on $3.5-million bail and is due back in court June 20. 

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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