Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Division are searching for two suspects who shot a business owner on Jan. 24 during an attempted robbery.
The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m., when the two suspects entered a cellular phone business located in the 2800 block of James M. Wood Boulevard. One suspect was armed with a handgun and became involved in a struggle with the victim, who was shot during the altercation. The second suspect acted as a lookout, and both suspects ran from the business and fled in a tan, four-door car, possibly a Toyota or Honda. The victim was transported to a local hospital and remains in stable condition.
Both suspects were described as Hispanic. One was 18 to 20 years old, approximately five-feet-seven-inches tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black shirt and black pants. The second suspect was 17 to 20 years old, approximately five-feet-seven-inches tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball cap with the letters “L.A.” on the front, a black shirt and black pants.
During the struggle, the victim bit the suspect in the right hand, and police believe he sustained a deep cut to his fingers and knuckles. He may have sought medical treatment for the injury, and police are asking that anyone who may have treated the suspect or knows about the injury will come forward with information.
Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects is asked to contact Olympic Area Detective George Lee or George Diego at (213)382-9430. During weekends and off-hours, call the LAPD’s 24-hour, toll-free hotline at (877)LAPD247.