Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Animal Cruelty Suspect Arrested – NR23157ne

June 19, 2023

Venice: On June 14, 2023 around 3:11 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division officers responded to the 800 block of Pacific Avenue for an animal cruelty investigation. When the officers arrived, they were directed by several people to the suspect 39-year-old, Michael Langman, who was subsequently arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

During the investigation officers discovered that Langman kicked a dog, causing severe injuries to the dog. Witnesses attempted to stop Langman. Langman, while attempting to flee, grabbed a glass bottle and struck a male victim on the head causing injury. The victim with assistance from additional witnesses were able to hold Langman preventing his escape until police arrived and took Langman into custody.

The victim positively identified Langman and he was booked for 245(A)PC (Assault with a Deadly Weapon), with an additional charge for 597(a) PC (Animal Cruelty).

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact Pacific Area Detectives at 310-482-6313 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.-Monday through Friday. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.