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Michael John Schmid, 35

Michael Schmid, a 35-year-old white man, was stabbed to death Saturday, July 16, in the 600 block of West 11th Street in San Pedro, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

[Editor's note: An LAPD news release identified the victim as Michael Smith, however the name is incorrect, said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner' office. The coroner's office identified the victim through fingerprints sent to the Department of Justice, as well as a driver's license.]

Scmid was in a dispute with a man about 10:55 p.m. Police said that at some point the man pulled out a knife and stabbed Schmid before running away. Schmid died a short time later at a hospital.

The assailant was described  as a male Hispanic. The motive for the killing remains unknown.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to contact Harbor area homicide Dets. David Alvarez or David Cortez at (310) 726-7879. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800) 222-8477.

-- Rick Rojas

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