A man who authorities said can be seen on video attacking another man with an ax outside a West Hollywood 7-Eleven store was in custody Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder.
Kisu Brown, 41, was arrested at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday near Fairfax Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau who said deputies recognized Brown.
The attack occurred about 4 a.m. Saturday just outside the convenience store in the 7900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, near Fairfax Avenue, where the victim had just offered to pay for some items Brown allegedly tried to steal.
“The suspect became upset, refused the victim’s offer and a struggle ensued,” said Sgt. Jeffrey Bishop. “As the victim left the location, the suspect pulled out an ax and began to hit the victim in the head several times.”
The video shows a man, who authorities have identified as Brown, leaving the store, followed by the victim.
The two are barely through the door when the suspect suddenly wheels around and strikes the victim in the head with what looks like an ax. The victim goes down and the suspect strikes him again several times with the weapon while another man unsuccessfully attempts to intervene.
The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries of unknown severity.
Bishop said he suffered “some serious injuries to his head and skull.”
Brown is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail, Schrader said.
—City News Service
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