October 20, 2022
Mid Wilshire: On October 18, 2022, around 11:20 p.m., Wilshire Patrol officers responded to the 1200 block of Victoria Ave for a radio call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon in progress, the suspect is armed with a sword at the location. Upon officer’s arrival they observed the suspect walking in the middle of the street holding a sword.
Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation and gave the suspect verbal commands to put the weapon down. The suspect refused to cooperate with the officer’s commands as he approached officers with sword in hand. The officers utilized less lethal force and a taser was deployed. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.
During the incident, officers made contact with the victim who was suffering from numerous lacerations to her arm from the suspect’s sword. The officers quickly rendered aid and applied a tourniquet to the victim’s arm.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. She is listed in stable condition.
Officers arrested Eric Herrera for 664/187PC- Attempt Murder, with a bail of $100,000. It is requested that any individuals who may have observed or have information regarding this incident please contact Wilshire Major Assault Crimes Detectives.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Wilshire Major Assault Crimes Detective O. Delgadillo, Serial No.35636, at (213) 922-8235. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-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 www.LAPDONLINE.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.