LAPD asks public for help identifying suspect in Koreatown assault caught on camera

Suspect responsible for assault in Koreatown, L.A.
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Division are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying suspect responsible for assault in Koreatown. Photo credit LAPD

LOS ANGELES (KNX)– Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in an assault caught on video.

Live On-Air
Ask Your Smart Speaker to Play K N X News
KNX News 97.1 FM
Listen Now
Now Playing
Now Playing

According to a press release from LAPD, the victim was violently attacked by a lone male suspect on Monday, June 20, 2022, around 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.

The suspect, reportedly unprovoked, struck the victim in the face with his elbow, knocking him unconscious.

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

The press release describes the suspect as an African American male, approximately 30-35 years old, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds. The suspect was wearing a light-colored T-shirt over blue pants, carrying a black backpack and a duffel bag.

Anyone with information about this incident or 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).

Follow KNX News 97.1 FM
Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok