A man suffered serious injuries to the head after being assaulted while sitting on the bus bench at Wilshire Boulevard and Seventh Street on Oct. 28, said Friday afternoon. Police are still seeking a man who may have been responsible for the assault.
The victim, whose identity has not been released, told police that, while he was sitting on the bench, he was approached from behind by someone who was holding a large stone or rock. After suffering a blow to the head, the victim fell to the ground. He then looked up and saw the perpetrator walk westbound on Wilshire.
The victim, suffering major injuries to his head, subsequently called 911. He was transported to a local hospital and, as of Friday afternoon, was still in critical condition.
Police said the suspect is described a male between 40 and 50 years old. He is 5’4” to 5’5” in height and has a thin build. The victim said he believes the perpetrator is homeless.
Police are asking those with information about the incident to call Det. Daniel Larios at (310) 458-8937, Sgt. Ira Rutan at (310) 458-8959 or the general SMPD line at (310) 458-8495.
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