Hoping to generate public tips about an unidentified suspect, police Wednesday released surveillance footage from an assault with a deadly weapon in the Baldwin Hills area.
The assault happened March 11 at about 2:35 p.m., as the victim was getting off an MTA bus near the 5000 block of Exposition Boulevard, near South La Brea Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The suspect had gotten off the same bus just moments before, and waited for the victim at the curb before punching him in the face and knocking him unconscious, police said. While the victim was lying on the ground unconscious, the suspect stomped on his face and then ran away, southbound on La Brea Boulevard. An update on the victim’s condition was not released.
The suspect is believed to be between 20 and 30 years old. He is described as black, between 5-feet-9 inches and 6-feet tall, and about 170 pounds. He was wearing dark shoes, white socks, dark shorts and a dark hooded-sweatshirt during the assault.
Authorities released footage of the assault and encouraged anyone with information about the suspect to contact the Southwest Division Detectives at 213-485-2197. Those wishing to report anonymously can call 800-222-TIPS.
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