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Deonte Venus, 33

Deonte Venus, a 33-year-old black man, was stabbed to death Monday, Jan. 9, in the 4100 block of Somerset Drive in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Venus got into a violent fight with his girlfriend and was stabbed, according to Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner's office.

Authorities were called and Venus was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:30 a.m., Winter said.

The coroner's office had no other information about the case.

The Times has contacted investigators to obtain additional details about the killing and will post an update as soon as possible.

Anyone with information about the death of Deonte Venus is asked to contact LAPD Criminal Gang & Homicide division at (213) 485-1383. Tipsters who would like to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

--Los Angeles Times

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