Police Tuesday sought help from the public to find the suspect or suspects involved in the beating death of a security guard in the Westlake area two years ago.
Carlos Martinez, 66, was beaten — possibly with his own baton — about 9:30 p.m. on March 22, 2016 as he was returning home from work and looking for a place to park near Second Street and Loma Drive, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
“A suspect approached Martinez as he was seated in his vehicle, struck him over the head with a blunt object, and fled with his property,” an LAPD statement said. “Several citizens found Martinez’s vehicle stopped in the middle of the street … with the engine still running. Martinez was inside the vehicle, unconscious and bleeding from the head.”
Martinez suffered a fractured skull, and he died at a hospital on August 26, 2016, police said.
“During his hospitalization, Martinez described the suspect or suspects as male Hispanics around 17 to 18 years of age,” police said. “During the assault, he also recalled hearing a female’s voice. Detectives have considered the weapon used to kill Martinez may have been his own baton, as he was returning home from his job as a security guard.”
Anyone with information on the crime was urged to call detectives at (213) 484-3639, (213) 484-3638 or (877) LAPD-247.