Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Major Assault Crimes detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for shooting at witnesses while beating a dog.
On Monday, March 21, 2022 at around 7:30 p.m., in the area of 700 North La Brea Avenue., two witnesses were walking past an apartment complex when they observed the suspect on an apartment balcony physically beating a dog. The witnesses yelled at the suspect to let go of the dog. The suspect argued back, then produced an unknown type firearm and shot at the witnesses, striking one. The victim shot was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.
The suspect was seen running away from the crime scene by witnesses. A perimeter was established, but the suspect was not located.
The suspect is described as a male, Black, 6’2”, 140 lbs., approximately 21 years of age. The suspect is not believed to live at the apartment complex but is rather a possible boyfriend of a local resident.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Wilshire Major Assault Crimes Detective A. Iniguez, Serial No. 41297 or Wilshire Division Lieutenant Gonzalez Serial No. 27592, at (213) 922-8205. 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.