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William Michael Jennings, 35

William Jennings, a 35-year-old black man, was stabbed to death Friday, Dec. 20, in the 3300 block of West Jefferson Boulevard in Jefferson Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Jennings was walking down the street about 10:15 p.m. when he got into an argument with another man, said LAPD Det. Supervisor Sal LaBarbera.

The argument turned physical and the man pulled out a knife and stabbed Jennings multiple times, LaBarbera said. 

According to surveillance footage, the assailant walked off, leaving Jennings on the ground. Jennings was pronounced dead on the sidewalk at 10:35 p.m., according to coroner’s  records.  

The assailant is described as a black man, 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to possibly 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds.  

Detectives believe Jennings and the other man were strangers.  Jennings leaves behind a wife and an 11-year-old daughter, according to a news release from LAPD.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Gang Homicide Division Dets. Paul Funicello or Matt Courtney at (213) 485-4341. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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