A 50-year-old man was fatally stabbed during a fight that began outside a bar on Ocean Front Walk in Venice and ended up near Rose Avenue and Main Street Friday night, February 8th, police said.

The man, identified by the county coroner as Michel Dumitriu of Long Beach, was stabbed multiple times in the chest during the fight and was taken to the UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, where he was pronounced dead, said Detective Mike DePasquale of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Pacific Area.

The suspect, 32-year-old Daniel Glesbrecht Chaves of Venice, was also treated for a stab wound at a local hospital and was arrested, DePasquale said.

The first fight began outside an Ocean Front Walk bar shortly after 7 p.m. and was then broken up. The suspect walked up Rose Avenue toward Main Street, where another altercation with the victim ensued, DePasquale said.

As the fight continued, Dumitriu was stabbed in the upper torso, he said. After the incident, Chaves fled the scene and went back to his home, but he was later located at a local hospital, where he was being treated for a stab wound, police said.

It was unknown what caused the fight between the two men and the incident is under investigation by LAPD Pacific detectives.

Chaves was in stable condition at the hospital and remains in police custody. Charges are pending.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact LAPD Pacific Area homicide detectives Kevin Reynolds or Robyn Salazar at (310) 482-6316, or (877) 529-3855 (877-LAWFULL).

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