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Enrique Alfredo Rivera, 36

Enrique Alfredo Rivera, a 36-year-old Latino, died on Oct. 10, 2016, after suffering blunt force trauma near La Cienega Boulevard north of Florence Avenue in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

At about 9:20 p.m., Rivera, a transient, was walking southbound on La Cienega Boulevard when he witnessed a car crash -- a white Mercedes was rear-ended by a Ford Taurus, according to coroner’s records. 

As the two drivers pulled over and exchanged information, Rivera approached, grabbing a broken skateboard and throwing it at a passing car. The driver of the Ford then noticed that Rivera had a knife. 

Rivera told the driver of the Mercedes to get into her vehicle and lock the doors, which she did. Rivera then waved a knife at a passenger in the Ford. The driver of the Ford grabbed a concrete electric box cover and threw it at Rivera. 

The cover struck Rivera in the face, causing him to fall. The front passenger stepped out the car and threw the knife away, as well as Rivera’s backpack. The two then noticed Rivera was not breathing and called 911. 

Paramedics pronounced Rivera dead at 9:49 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Police did not make any arrests. 

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