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Robert Ricardo Gonzalez, 27

Robert Ricardo Gonzalez, a 27-year-old Latino, was fatally stabbed on Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the  16200 block of Shoemaker Avenue in Cerritos, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records. 

Investigators believe Gonzalez was a homeless man who had been living in a small encampment of two or three tents along an abandoned set of railroad tracks in an industrial area near Shoemaker Avenue and Moore Street, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.

Around 1:20 p.m., Gonzalez got into an argument with two men and was stabbed by one, Alfred said. 

The two men, described only as adult males, ran from the scene, Alfred said. One of Gonzalez's friends ran into a nearby business to report the stabbing, he said, and someone called 911. 

Gonzalez was taken to a  hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:14 p.m., according to coroner's records. The cause of death was listed as a stab wound to the torso.

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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