Man Assaulted In Koreatown Caught On Video NR22175ti

June 22, 2022

June 24, 2022


On June 24, 2022, at 10:01 a.m., LAPD Olympic detectives received a call from a community member recognizing the suspect responsible for the violent attack that occurred on June 21, 2022 of male victim in Koreatown.

Detectives responded to Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard and observed the suspect sitting in the same courtyard where the attack occurred three days prior.

The suspect Tony Earl King was taken into custody by Olympic officers without incident and booked for Felony Battery (Booking Number 6405438).


Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Division are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the assault of a male and the good Samaritan who had rendered aid to the victim.

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, around 1:30 p.m., a male victim was violently attacked by a lone male suspect. The attack was unprovoked and took place at the corner of Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. The suspect struck the victim in the face with his elbow, knocking him to the ground unconscious.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. The victim was later released from the hospital.

The suspect is described as an African American male, approximately 30-35 years-old. He stands approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 250 pounds. The suspect was wearing a light-colored T-shirt over blue pants. He was seen carrying a black backpack and a duffel bag.

Anyone with information about this incident or recognizes the suspect in the video, is asked to call Olympic Detectives at (213) 382-9450. During non-business hours or on the weekends call 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 LAPD, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.