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News Release

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Media Relations

Suspect Wanted for Brutal Beating NR18046ml

Koreatown: The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the person responsible for the brutal beating of 86-year-old Mi Reum Song in Koreatown.

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, around 1:25 p.m., Los Angeles police officers responded to a radio call of a battery investigation in the area of Olympic Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. When officers arrived, they contacted the victim, who was being treated by Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics for an apparent head injury.

The initial investigation determined that the victim was walking on Olympic Boulevard, west of Vermont Avenue, when the suspect approached her from the front and struck her once in the head without provocation.

The assault caused the victim to lose consciousness and fall to the ground. As a result, the victim sustained two black eyes, a minor laceration to the forehead, and a laceration to the back of the head.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his mid-30s, approximately five-feet five-inches tall, and weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was wearing all black clothing and was last seen running eastbound on Olympic Boulevard.

If you have any information, contact Detective Hee Bae Cho, Olympic Detectives, at (213) 382-9393. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.