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Tomas Hernandez, 50

Tomas Hernandez, a 50-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed and beaten Saturday, May 27, in the 8100 block of South Avalon Boulevard in Florence, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 2:20 a.m., officers responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon and found Hernandez face down in the street in a pool of blood, said Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:41 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

A witness told police that a Latino of an unknown age kicked and punched Hernandez, who was screaming for help, in the face multiple times.

After several minutes, the suspect ran away.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD’s 77th Division homicide squad at (323) 786-5113. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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