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Ricardo Medina, 41

Ricardo Medina, a 41-year-old Latino, died on Friday, Oct. 11, after he was stabbed in the 2500 block of Santa Anita Avenue in South El Monte, according to Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner records. 

Medina was riding his bicycle north on Santa Anita Avenue around 5:30 p.m., just a few blocks from his home, when a white four-door SUV pulled up beside him and two adult Latinos got out, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Brandon Dean. 

The Latinos stabbed Medina multiple times and then got back in the car and drove away. Medina was able to keep riding his bike for a short distance before he collapsed about a half block from his home, Dean said. 

Medina was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as stab wounds. 

Investigators believe the stabbing may be gang-related, Dean said.

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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