From interviews with witnesses, homicide detectives determined that there had been a verbal altercation between people at two different residences, which escalated into a street fight involving several people. During the fight, detectives say Perez produced a box cutter and attacked a man; cutting him on the head and chest. That man obtained a gun and shot Perez. His name has not been released; he was detained and questioned but not arrested.
Investigators are still trying to determine if the shooting was in self-defense.
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