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TMZwho obtained the video and posted a redacted version, reported that an eyewitness saw an argument turn into violence and ultimately a stab attack that sent a woman to the hospital and a man to the county jail .
The video appears to show a group of people fighting, including men and women, on the sidewalk in front of the store on Melrose Avenue. A man in a black T-shirt jumps a barrier and allegedly stabs a woman in the abdomen before fleeing.
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Police told Fox News Digital they arrested Darryl Jones, 37, on one count of assault with a deadly weapon about an hour after the 2:20 p.m. attack.
The victim, a 30-year-old woman, was rushed to hospital, where she was listed in “unknown condition.”
Jones is being held in the Los Angeles County Jail on $115,000 bond, records show.
The stabbing occurred near where Shawn Laval Smith allegedly stabbed UCLA graduate student Brianna Kupfer to death at her job at the furniture store in Croft House last month.
Smith’s arraignment hearing has been rescheduled for Thursday at the end of April.
Los Angeles, like other large American cities, is experiencing a sharp rise in violent crime. At the same time, progressive activists are pushing to “defund the police” and Democratic District Attorney George Gascon is facing a second impeachment petition for policies that critics and families of victims say are too lenient on violent criminals. even with convicted murderers.
Earlier this week, the district attorney touted the success of his office in getting five convicted felons off death row.
Last year, when the neighborhood was facing a spike in shootings and robberies, community group Melrose Action raised tens of thousands of dollars to install license plate readers in the area.
The crime spree included the shooting death of a local Shoe Palace employee in an alleged dispute over a raffle.
Louis Casiano and Sarah Rumpf of Fox News contributed to this report.