Police Monday released video of a road rage attack on a motorist in Van Nuys in hopes that the public can help identify three men involved in the beating, which left the victim severely injured.
The victim was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Woodman Avenue last Wednesday around 9:30 p.m. when the suspects pulled up behind him in a black Jeep, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The man behind the wheel of the Jeep had been driving erratically, police said.
Both drivers pulled to the curb and the occupants exited their vehicles, at which point the Jeep’s driver punched the victim in the head, knocking him unconscious and causing him to fall to the ground, the LAPD reported. The suspects jumped back in the Jeep, which was last seen heading south on Woodman Avenue from Victory Boulevard, police said.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a hospital and said he has not regained consciousness. His name and age were withheld.
The suspect who was driving the Jeep and allegedly struck the victim was described as a 20- to 30-year-old Armenian man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, with short black hair. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, white shirt and black pants.
The other two suspects were also described as 20- to 30-year-old Armenian men with black hair, one of them 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds and the other 5-foot-9 and 140 pounds.
The suspects’ black Jeep has tinted windows and California paper plates, according to police, whose posted video footage on the LAPD’s YouTube channel.
Anyone with information about the case should contact LAPD Van Nuys Area Detective R. Secor at 818-374-0062. During non-business hours or weekends, call 1-877-LAPD-24-7.
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