Venice: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Area are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of two suspects involved in a brutal assault.
On September 28, 2023, around 2 a.m., a male victim came upon two male suspects who were walking their bicycles near the intersection of Speedway and Market Street. An argument ensued between the victim and both suspects. The argument led to a violent confrontation. The first suspect swung a pair of bolt cutters at the victim and the victim deflected the blow. The suspect repeatedly punched the victim who was knocked to the ground. As the victim lay on the ground, the suspect kicked the victim in the head. The suspect picked up his bolt cutters, bicycle and began to walk away.
The victim stood up and a second confrontation occurred. The suspect again armed himself with the bolt cutters and chased after the victim. The suspect swung the bolt cutters and struck the victim on the back of his head. The victim lost consciousness. Both suspects fled north on Speedway on their bicycles.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he was treated for significant injuries to his head.
The first suspect is described as a male Black with black hair and a black beard. He was wearing a black sweater, black pants and black and gray tennis shoes.
The second suspect is described as a male Black with glasses. He was wearing a gold long sleeve dress shirt black pants and black over gray tennis shoes.
Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact Pacific Area Robbery Detectives at (310) 482-6395. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.