Police are offering a $50,000 reward for useful information about the attacker who was caught in shocking video footage stabbing a homeless man several times and fleeing the scene.
an anonymous man approached Hernando Perez, 58, who was sitting at a bench in downtown Los Angeles.
the attacker stabbed Perez multiple times before fleeing the scene with a black backpack. a video shows him stabbing the homeless man one last time as he ran away.
Paramedics arrived at the scene around 8:30 p.m. that day and took Perez to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
“It’s still under investigation whether or not that backpack belonged to the homeless person, and he took it, or if that was the suspect’s backpack, and he was retrieving it,” police said.
the attacker was described as a man between 25 and 35 years old, about 6 feet 3 inches tall with a thin build and brown hair, he was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with ‘Thrasher’ written across the chest, jogger type pants, and black shoes with white soles.
Anyone with information can call detectives at 213-996-1878.