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Jessie Lemos Jr., 32

Jessie Lemos Jr., a 32-year-old Latino, died Friday, May 11, after he was stabbed in the 14400 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Norwalk, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records. 

Lemos was in the parking lot outside Mike’s Liquor Jr. Market at the southeast corner of Pioneer Boulevard and Lindale Street at 6:36 p.m. when he got into an argument with another man, according to coroner’s records. 

At some point during the argument Lemos was stabbed multiple times, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Moore. 

Lemos, a resident of Long Beach, was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:35 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The cause of death was listed as a stab wound to the left armpit. 

On May 29, the suspect, Matthew Gonzalez, a 43-year-old Latino, turned himself in at the sheriff’s Pico Rivera station, according to the Whittier Daily News.

Gonzalez was charged with murder on May 17 and pleaded not guilty on June 6, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records. 

His next court appearance is July 26 in Room SEJ of the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Norwalk Courthouse, according to court records. Bail is set at $2 million dollars, according to jail records. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

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