Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Area are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying attempt murder suspects.
On Thursday, December 29, 2016, between 1:50 a.m., and 2:00 a.m., the victims and suspects met inside the Gold Room Bar at 1558 W. Sunset Blvd. The victims and the suspect are observed having drinks together and are captured on the business’ security cameras. When the bar closed, the victims and the suspect all left at the same time. The victims and suspect engaged in a verbal dispute. The suspect struck Victim-2 on the side of the head, causing a laceration. Victim-1 tried to keep the peace after the physical altercation and went to talk to the suspect. The suspect then struck Victim-1 with the knife, cutting him on his neck and face. The suspect fled in a dark colored 4 door sedan.
The suspect is described as male Hispanic, brown hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing between 200 to 210 pounds, and is 25 to 30 years old. The suspect has a beard and multiple tattoos on his face, neck and head. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with gray pants.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Officer Morales, Rampart Gang Detectives, at (213) 484-3660 or (213) 484-3655. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, 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.