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Friday, May 20, 2016

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Attempt Murder Suspect Sought NR16177dm

May 22, 2016


On May 21, 2016, around 4 p.m., 77th Street patrol officers were patrolling in the area of Florence Avenue and Figueroa Street when they saw Phillip Darryl Cole sitting on the bus bench, who matched the description of the photograph that was provided to officers. The officers made contact with Cole and arrested him without incident.

Phillip Darryl Cole Date of Birth is on July, 4 1961 and charged with Attempt Murder. His bail amount is 1,270,000.00 dollars.

The two victims are in stable condition.

Los Angeles:
Robbery detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Area are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for several robberies and an attempt murder of homeless victims.

On May 19, 2016, around 6:40 a.m., an attempt murder occurred in an empty lot at 83rd Street and Vermont Avenue. The suspect approached a homeless encampment and threw a flammable liquid on two victims and lit them on fire, causing serious injuries.

The suspect's name is Phillip Darryl Cole. He is a male Black with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 260 pounds. The suspect is transient and believed to be in the area where the crime occurred.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Los Angeles Police Department, 77th Street Robbery detectives at 323-786-5420. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877 LAPD-24-7(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.