Public Help Sought in Identifying Suspect Involved in West Hollywood Assault Captured on Surveillance Cameras

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect captured on surveillance cameras assaulting a Block-By-Block Security Ambassador with a deadly weapon in West Hollywood.

The incident occurred on Feb. 15 around 1:20 a.m. in the 7300 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, according to an LASD bulletin. Footage of the attack shows two individuals with flashlights, one walking a dog, engaging in a conversation with the security ambassador before a physical altercation breaks out.

The situation quickly escalates as one of the suspects turns around and follows the victim, leading to a violent confrontation in the middle of Santa Monica Boulevard as passing vehicles watch. The security ambassador attempted to defend himself but was beaten with a flashlight and pepper-sprayed.

Authorities were able to locate and arrest one of the suspects on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. However, the second suspect, described as an adult male between 30-40 years old, standing around 5 feet 10 inches and weighing approximately 190 pounds, remains at large.

In light of this ongoing investigation, Detective J. Morales urges anyone with information to contact the authorities. Anonymous tips can also be provided through L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers via phone or online.

The incident sheds light on the safety concerns in West Hollywood and the importance of community cooperation in solving and preventing such crimes.