Police Investigate Assault of a Transgendered Victim October 27, 2010

October 27, 2010

A Suspect is Captured on Video Just before the Incident

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department detectives are looking for a suspect who brutally assaulted a transgendered woman on the street.

On October 4, 2010, at about 1 a.m., officers were summoned to a location on La Brea Avenue just north of Melrose Avenue where a transgendered Hispanic female had been viciously attacked.  A suspect knocked the victim to the ground, kicked her in the face and struck her head with a bottle.  Among the victim’s injuries was a broken jaw. Additional suspects may also have participated in the attack.

Immediately after the assault, the suspect(s) left the victim lying on the street, ran from the location and entered what witnesses described as a 2000 or later model white Chevrolet Suburban. The primary suspect is described only as a male Hispanic in his 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing an orange flannel shirt.   Just before the assault, the suspect was captured on video footage that showed him running toward the victim.

**Video footage of the suspect as described above is available at www.lapdtv.org**

Anyone with information about this crime, especially the location or identity of the suspect, is asked to call Detectives Di Rosario or Andrews in the LAPD Wilshire Division’s Major Assault Crimes Section at 213-922-9234 or 213-922-8268, respectively.  During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.