Suspect Arrested for Koreatown Attempt Murder NA17051ma

March 16, 2017

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: Thursday, March 16, 2017 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Olympic Area Police Station Chief Blake Community Room 1130 South Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90006

WHO:LAPD Captain David Kowalski, Olympic Area Commanding Officer

WHY: On March 10th around 6:00 p.m. a female Korean was in the 1000 block of South Vermont Avenue when she was assaulted by a male Korean with a hammer. The woman yelled for help and a security guard detained the suspect till the police arrived. The female sustained numerous lacerations and contusions and was transported to a local hospital.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney filed one count of attempt murder with a hate crime enhancement.

Korean speakers will be available to the media.

CONTACT: For questions, please contact Media Relations Division at (213)486-5910.