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Published on May 10, 2024
Los Angeles Man Arrested for Alleged Hollywood Boulevard Assault Caught on VideoSource: Facebook / LAPD Headquarters

A violent confrontation on Hollywood Boulevard has resulted in the arrest of a Los Angeles man, accused of a savage assault that left another man apparently unconscious. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the incident, which occurred in the early hours of May 6, leading to the arrest of 27-year-old Jorge Luiz Garcia two days later, as reported by LAPD Newsroom and confirmed by KTLA.

Responding to an assault with a deadly weapon report, LAPD officers found a man with severe injuries on the 6700 block of Hollywood Boulevard, an area known for its storied walk of stars, the scene much less glamorous than the fame its pavement commemorates. The victim, yet to be identified, was transported to a local hospital for treatment, suffering from multiple injuries inflicted during the brutal episode.

Garcia is accused of using pepper spray against the victim before knocking him to the ground. He purportedly continued to strike the unconscious man, with the incident having been caught on video and circulating on social media. According to the LAPD Newsroom, detectives were able to locate additional footage that ultimately led to identifying and apprehending Garcia.

Booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, Garcia's arrest did not immediately reflect in jail records, which has led to an inquiry by the authorities. Following the investigation, the case is expected to be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, as articulated in the official release from the police department.

The public plays a crucial role, as always, in the gathering of information that may lead to greater clarity and resolution in cases such as this. LAPD encourages anyone with knowledge about the incident to come forward. Confidentiality is ensured for those wishing to remain anonymous and can do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).