CALIFORNIA – (LAPD) – The Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Area detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a violent attack.
On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, around 12:02 a.m., an assault with a deadly weapon occurred near the intersection of 25th Street and San Pedro Street. The victim, a homeless female, was asleep on the sidewalk when the suspect approached her. The suspect stabbed the victim in the head with a steel kitchen knife then fled the location. A passerby contacted police.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local area hospital in critical condition.
The suspect is described as a Black or Hispanic male, medium complexion, approximately 30 to 40-years-old. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds. He was wearing a face mask, a black long sleeve hooded sweatshirt, dark blue pants, black shoes, and one glove on his right hand.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Newton Area Detective Galvan or Officer Fuentes at (323) 846-6566. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).