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Lincoln Heights: Heliodoro Cantoral, 44

July 21, 2009 |  4:00 pm
The park in the 2600 block of East Lacy Street in Lincoln Heights where Heliodoro Cantoral, 44, was struck with a beer bottle on July 13.
Heliodoro Cantoral, a 44-year-old Latino, was hit over the head with a beer bottle and died July 13 in the 2600 block of East Lacy Street in Lincoln Heights, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Police tape from the park in the 2600 block of East Lacy Street in Lincoln Heights where Cantoral was struck with a beer bottle. Cantoral was in a park drinking with a group of homeless people when he got into a fight, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. One of the people present struck Cantoral with a beer bottle, police said. Cantoral was taken to a hospital for treatment.

At the hospital, Cantoral went into cardiac arrest. Doctors performed open heart surgery, but he died later that day, according to the LAPD. Police have no description of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this killing is asked to call LAPD Hollenbeck Dets. Marin or Rios at (323)342-8961.


Top: The park in the 2600 block of East Lacy Street in Lincoln Heights where Heliodoro Cantoral, 44, was struck with a beer bottle on July 13.

Bottom: Police tape from the park in the 2600 block of East Lacy Street in Lincoln Heights where Cantoral was struck with a beer bottle.

Photo credit: (Anthony Pesce / The Los Angeles Times)
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