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Joseph Steven Ruiz, 23

Joseph Steven Ruiz, a 23-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Saturday, Nov. 15, in the 21700 block of Halldale Avenue in Harbor Gateway, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Shortly before 10 a.m., Ruiz got into an argument with another person. During the argument, which turned physical, a person stabbed Ruiz, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Ruiz was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:38 p.m., said Ed Winter, assistant chief of investigations for the coroner’s office.

Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s Harbor Homicide Division at (310) 726-7884. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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