connectVideoInvestigators offering $50g reward for tips that lead to the arrest of a suspect who was a homeless man in California
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Authorities released disturbing video Wednesday showing a man repeatedly stabbing a homeless man in California and offered a $50,000 reward for information that would lead to the attacker’s arrest.
Hernando Perez, 58, died on Nov. 8, two days after being approached by a man on a bench in the center of Los Angeles, and repeatedly stabbed him, police said. Los Angeles police released surveillance video of the Nov. 6 incidents that are captured by a man with a light gray hooded sweatshirt walk Perez and stings him, causing him to fall to the ground.
The attacker plunged the knife into Perez’s body two more times before fleeing the scene with a black backpack. Video shows him stabbing the homeless man one last time as he walked away.
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“It is still examined whether the backpack belonged to the homeless, and he took it, or that the suspect’s backpack, and he was picked up,” police said.
Paramedics arrived on the scene around 8:30 a.m. that day and took Perez to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
“During the attack, the suspect wore a gray hooded sweatshirt with ‘Thrasher’ written across the chest, jogger type pants and black shoes with white soles,” police said in a press release. “Several photos depicted the defendant, throughout the evening, dressed in a white t-shirt with an unknown type logo on the front, a purple or light blue hat with a white logo, wearing a backpack with what looks like a luggage tag attached.”
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Police described the attacker as a man between 25 and 35 years old, about 6 feet 3 inches tall with a thin build and brown hair.
The opponent was also seen with a woman, described as having a small to medium build and brown hair, before and after the stabbing incident.
A $50,000 reward is offered for information that leads to an arrest.
Anyone with information can call detectives at 213-996-1878.