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Man Pistol Whipped On Monte Vista Street, Police Seek Suspects

Officers have only limited information about the suspects' identity.

Northeast LAPD Gang Unit Detectives are currently seeking two men and one woman they believe are responsible for pistol whipping man on Avenue 52 on Wednesday evening.

According to LAPD Officer Daniel Martinez, the victim was walking on Avenue 52 and Monte Vista Street at about 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday when we has approached by two males and one female.

"The three suspects approached the victim and asked him where his was from," Marinez said. "When he answered one of the suspects pulled a handgun from his waistband and pistol whipped him in the face."

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics treated the victim for his wounds, which were not life threatening.

Martinez said that the incident appeared to be gang related, as one of the men asked the victim "where he was from" before the altercation--a question meant to determine which local gang a person represents.

The incident is currently under investigation by the department No arrests have been made.

Tom April 14, 2012 at 02:13 AM
This is getting old
Margarito Martinez April 14, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Lots of gun play in this part of town lately...
Ruben Del Portillo April 16, 2012 at 12:27 AM
This is for the LAPD and Huizar. Cameras, Cameras, Cameras! It's not that difficult. You waste our money on other projects, so now invest in something that will benefit the public, local businesses, LAPD, residents and prosecutors. It would be a very wise investment. Constitutional? Ummm, yes! And it is cheaper than hiring more officers as you will not pay over time, vacation, etc. Well?
stanley wilson April 17, 2012 at 04:21 AM
They REALLY don't care about cleaning stuff up. Lots of high fives are passed around on their facebook page and elsewhere for the things they accomplish here and there, but at the end of the day they could care less about cleaning up the trash on the streets of highland park.
Susan R April 17, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Cameras are NOT the answer. No one wants big brother watching all the time. Hiring more officers is what is needed. We need bodies, live police officers, on the streets. That is what was promised when Councilmember said in 5 different community meetings when he increased the trash fees. He said the increase in trash fees would go for more police officers. He lied. The money went into the general budget. There are so very few street cops. And, now they want to do a magic shuffle to say that the special police, school police and park rangers are police too? Just so they can stay they made their magic number of 10,000 police. They can shuffle the numbers but it is still a BIG LIE. Just like they lied about the increase in trash fees. Lies, lies, and more lies. All the policians do is lie. And, now some of the same politicans that lied are running for Mayor. Don't vote for any liers.
Ruben Del Portillo April 17, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Susan, where is the money going to come from an already empty kitty? I agree nobody wants big brother to watch them; however in the interest of public safety and saving US the tax payers dollars it's not a bad idea. Think of the area we are talking about. What are we to do short of going ourselves to each gang members home and dragging them out and giving them a good old fashion beat down? Would you along with other readers be willing to participate in a citizen's patrol? There are legal considerations. The already watch us when we use the Metro, at public venues, traffic cams. Something needs to be done. We the residents of Highland Park out number the gangs and the police. We have the power. I do agree that politicians are liars Susan,. You are so correct on this topic. Lies, Lies and more Lies. Thanks for the feedback Susan. :-)
Susan R April 18, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Mr. D, I don't know if you know about the community based policing program. They have an academy that citizens go through. it is one night a week for 10 weeks. It is a great program. I have done it. You get a certificate at the end. It does not make us police but it helps us to know what to do when and police procedures. It is a great program. Just call the Northeast Station and ask for the new community police officer that just replaced Officer Danny Roman that just retired.
stanley wilson April 21, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Susan - that's a funny comment. Very funny Susan. Go away.
Susan R April 21, 2012 at 02:17 AM
What's so funny? I guess you don't know about that LAPD program?
stanley wilson April 21, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Susan - . Your statement at 9:42pm quickly detours from "big brother" to ramblings about the other issues you have with local government. Cameras have been ruled constitutional, and are found in areas with half the crime of Monte Vista street, for example. I won't pursue this point with you, as I have doubts about your capacity to understand things of this sort and engage in meaningful constructive discussion (based on your previous posts on Patch). Sorry for the sarcasm I displayed in my previous post, which was lost on you. I should have known better. Your comment at 11:26am confirms that you are not interested in serious discourse relating to ways to reduce crime in the area. I'd call you an idiot, but I wouldn't want to stoop to your level.
Susan R April 21, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Just because cameras are constitutional does not always make them a good idea either. Is it that difficult for you to understand what the city council is trying to do? They are trying to include safety police as regular police officers so it doesn't look like they are reduced the number of police officers?. Bottom line:We need more police officers! I don't think it should be that hard to understand. I guess that is too difficult for you to understand. You didn't bash Mr. D, but its fine for you to bash me? We pay taxes for police officers. Taxpayers SHOULD get what they are paying for. Period.
Joe Walker April 22, 2012 at 02:27 AM
If we hire more police, they can stop that darn amplifiend music issue that is the number 1 problem in Cypress Park--Susan can tell you all about it. : )
Susan R April 22, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Joe, you got that right.
Kevin Ferguson April 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM
number 1 problem in cypress park is loud music?
TheTruth323 April 24, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Great idea, scumbags need to go.

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