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Raul Ernesto Esparza, 44

Raul Ernesto Esparza, a 44-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed Friday, Jan. 10, in the 800 block of South Beacon Street in San Pedro, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

About 3:30 a.m., Esparza was sleeping near the waterfront across the street from the post office when a person walked up to him and began to stab him, said Los Angeles Police Det. Julie Scruggs.

The person ran away, but it’s unknown in what direction, Scruggs said.

Esparza was pronounced dead at the scene at 4 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

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