Suspect Who Killed Man with Baseball Bat Captured

June 14, 2007

News Conference

Thursday, June 14, 2007 5:30 p.m.

Wilshire Community Police Station (Community Room)
4861 West Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Captain Richard Wemmer, Commanding Officer, Wilshire Division
Wilshire Homicide Detectives

On May 29, 2007, James McKinney, 41, was walking to a store in his nieghborhood when a man approached from behind and brutally attacked him with a baseball bat. Mr. McKinney died from his injuries five days later.

To capture the suspect, investigators distributed surveillance footage of the crime to media outlets, who aired the video on local television stations. A community member saw the coverage, recognized the suspect and notified police of his whereabouts.

The suspect was caught on June 13, 2007.

The witness who helped detectives break the case will be in attendance.

A photo of the victim will be displayed.