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News Release

Saturday, November 1, 2008

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Hollywood Man Beaten Critically

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Detectives from Hollywood Division are investigating a severe beating of a 21-year-old man, who is in critical condition.

On November 1, 2008, at 3:50 a.m., patrol officers were directed to the victim, who was down on the sidewalk in front of 6667 Hollywood Boulevard.  The officers found the victim unconscious and suffering from a head wound.  Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.  

The detectives are interested in two suspects.  Investigation revealed one of the suspects, for unknown reason, punched the victim causing serious injury to his head.  Both suspects fled on foot.

First suspect has been described as a Black male, 6’2”, 140-170 pounds, 20-25 years of age.  Second suspect is described as a Black male, 5’8”, 150 pounds, 18-25 years of age.  Both suspects were wearing black shirts and blue jeans.

The victim is a 21-year-old male Hispanic.  His identity is not being released.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Hollywood Homicide Detectives at 213-972-2910 or 213-972-2915.  After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text “CRIMES” with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web Tips.  When using a cell phone, messages should always begin with “LAPD.” All calls and contacts are anonymous.