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Harbor Gateway: Joseph Martinez, 49

August 21, 2009 |  7:59 am
The location of Joseph Martinez's shooting. Click for demographic information about this area. Joseph Martinez, a 49-year-old white man, was slashed in the cheek and neck and died Thursday, Aug. 13. Martinez was slashed in the 12000 block of South Figueroa Street in Harbor Gateway, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said a broken beer bottle was used to kill Martinez. The incident happened at 12:25 a.m., and Martinez was pronounced dead at a hospital at 1:14 a.m., Winter said.

-- Anthony Pesce