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Omar Ruben Norato, 23

Omar Ruben Norato, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Saturday, Feb. 20, in the 3000 block of Griffith Park Boulevard in Los Feliz, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 6:55 p.m., Los Angeles police officers from the Northeast Division were flagged down by a man trying to get help for a person with a stab wound, according to a news release from the LAPD. When officers arrived they found Norato in the back seat of his vehicle with a stab wound.

Officers also saw a Latino with a cut to his left hand. Norato was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:47 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Moments earlier, Norato and the other victim had gotten into an argument with two others in another car, investigators later learned.

Two 22-year-olds -- a man and a woman --  were arrested on suspicion of murder March 4. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office declined to file charges against the two due to “insufficient evidence,” according to a spokeswoman.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s Northeast Division at (323) 561-3421. 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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