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In Memory of Estephan Hernandez

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Estephan Hernández, 21, passed away on the night of September 28, 2017.  The CSULB student was robbed of a bright future when was brutally murdered in the intersection of East 148th Street and Bahama Ave near his Compton residence.  

Estephan, 21, was on track to receive a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University, Long Beach next spring.  He had lifelong track record of academic excellence, including being listed on the CSULB President's list of academic achievement for four semesters and was also on the Dean's List.  Through the Men’s Success Initiative (MSI) at CSULB, Estephan mentored young African American and Latino male students in the community.  As a first generation Chicano student, he would've been the first in his family to graduate from college. 

Prior to attending CSULB, Hernandez graduated with honors in 2014 from King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science in South Los Angeles where he served as Class President. 

Estephan was the best son, brother, cousin, and friend we could ask for.   He was a happy and compassionate young man who wanted to make a positive impact to those around him.  He will be deeply missed by many friends, classmates, colleagues and family.  

Please help of provide some comfort and peace of mind to a family that is deeply hurt by this hateful, unjust and unwarranted violence that occured steps away from their home. 

I am raising funds to help provide his parents, Ricky and Lydia (Sujey) Hernandez, with financial assistance for memorial expenses not covered by the State. A check will be provided to Mr. and Mrs. Hernandez at the end of the campaign for the sum of total donations less GoFundMe fees: GoFundMe typically deducts a 5% fee from each donation and WePay deducts 2.9% + $0.30 per donation.

Although the GoFundMe campaign will end on Monday, October 9th, this homicide remains unsolved with no leads. We plead to anyone that may have any information regarding this incident to reach out to the Los Angeles Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.

For more information about memorial services and/or to share Estephan's story, please visit  Justice for Estephan on Facebook .
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Thanks for everyone who has provided support to Estephan's family, whether it be in the form of a donation or sharing his story. We invite anyone who knew his to join us at the memorial services mentioned below.

This campaign will be closed at the end of today; final contributions will be accepted through 10:00 p.m. PST.
Although the GoFundMe campaign will be ending and there are no leads in this case, we will continue to search for justice until the perpetrator(s) of these atrocious acts are held accountable.

Meanwhile, his parents us that remember and share the love and kindness that Estephan shared with us.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Free at last, Free at last..."

Estephan Hernandez, may he Rest In Peace with God Almighty, free at last.
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California State University, Long Beach will be holding a memorial on campus in honor of Estephan. It will be held this Friday, October 6, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the USU Ballrooms. Everyone who knew Estephan is welcome to attend.

We also strongly encourage any students to take advantage of the University's Counseling and Psychological Services (CSULB CAPS) if you are feeling overwhelmed by these current events.

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THANK YOU to everyone who showed up tonight to provide support & share your stories of the positive impact Estephan made in your lives. He will live in our hearts forever.
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