A man who was assaulted in Hollywood on New Year's Eve died of his injuries. According to police reports, Jesus Cruz, 36, was partying at the Club Temple bar when he left around 12:50 am to get something to eat at a nearby taco stand at 1075 North Western Avenue.
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The West Hollywood cook from Guadalajara was standing in line when he got into a dispute with another customer. The customer slapped him, and Cruz fell to the ground and smashed his head on the concrete sidewalk. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries on January 6. "We don't have any leads in the case," said homicide supervisor Wendy Berndt. "No one has come forward." Anyone with information should call LAPD's Hollywood Division at 213-972-2910.