Update: Suspect Arrested in 7-Eleven Hatchet Attack

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UPDATE: A man who authorities said can be seen on video attacking another man with an ax outside a West Hollywood 7-Eleven store was in custody today on suspicion of attempted murder.

Kisu Brown, 41, was arrested at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday near Fairfax Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau who said deputies recognized Brown. Brown is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station today released a video of the gruesome attack by a homeless man on another man outside the 7-Eleven Store at 7950 Santa Monica Blvd. on Saturday.  The video was released as part of a press conference at which Detective Sgt. Jeff Bishop urged residents to contact the Sheriff’s Station if they see the man and warned not to approach him because he is very dangerous. Capt. Sergio Aloma said station detectives have been on the case constantly since it occurred.

The attacker has been identified as Kisu Bradey Brown. Bishop said Brown, 41,  had a history of arrests for violent crimes and has spent time in jail.  Bishop said Brown, apparently homeless, is known to have hung out in West Hollywood and have been involved in other crimes here. He is six feet tall and weighs about 190 pounds.

Kisu Brady Brown (Photo from 7-Eleven security camera).

In an earlier update on the attack, the Sheriff’s Station said “responding deputies have learned the suspect … was stealing items from the location when the victim offered to pay for his items. The suspect became upset, refused the victim’s offer and a struggle ensued. As the victim left the location the suspect pulled out an axe and began to hit him in the head several times. After the assault, the suspect fled the location heading northbound on Hayworth Avenue and out of view.

“The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries.”

Bishop said the victim, whose identity has not been released, remains in the hospital after having suffered serious injuries to his skull and his face. The axe, as if visible in the video above taken from the 7-Eleven security camera, is a double-bladed hatchet. Brown stepped outside the store and waited for the victim to emerge and then began attacking him. He turned and walked away briefly before resuming the attack, with an unknown man watching.

Deputies were alerted to the incident around 4:10 a.m. Saturday In their search for the suspect officers headed to Fountain Avenue between Fairfax and Orange Grove. They employed dogs and helicopters along with a “diversionary device,” which creates loud sounds intended to distract the suspect. Traffic also was blocked in the area.

If you believe you have seen the suspect, do not make contact with him. Instead call the West Hollywood Station at (310) 855-8850.

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ActionPhysicalMan
ActionPhysicalMan
5 years ago

Always look before you pass through a door way. It kinda looked like the victim even saw the psycho as he came out but approached him anyway. If you are scared you should act like it and retreat back into the store and draw a weapon if you have one. The poor fellow in the video just walked right into obvious danger.

Al Sanchez
Al Sanchez
5 years ago

This is what you get when you vote in Garcetti!! A so called “Progressive” who is no where near that! Since he has been in, he has let the homeless proliferate everywhere in this city. The City Council just bows to him and does nothing. Keep on voting Democrat / Progressive, and you’ll end up a nightmare! I’m not a conservative, but you need some balance here in California. There is none anymore and in the foreseeable future!!!! WAKE UP AND STOP VOTING DEMOCRAT..

JJ
JJ
5 years ago

I hope that our Councilmembers are reading this article and the comments. Get off our asses and DO SOMETHING! This homeless situation is getting out of control I counted 6 bodies sprawled across the sidewalk outside of CVS on my way home today. Since when is it legal to block a public sidewalk?? What about our tax paying citizens with ADA issues?! This is now our NUMBER ONE issue in our city.

JJ
JJ
5 years ago

JD nailed it. West Hollywood is becoming quite the dump. Following all the wrong moves made by San Francisco and look at the mess they’re in. When tourists visit there they remember two things …the Golden Gate Bridge and the homeless that have taken over the city.

DDD
DDD
5 years ago

Yes, please let us know the status of the victim.

JD
JD
5 years ago

Stop paying for homeless people’s stolen goods! Stop giving them money! Stop buying them food! Stop letting them live on your property! Make them go to a shelter and get their lives cleaned up! Enabling their lifestyle is no different from handing them a shot of drugs and an ax to hit you with! Los Angeles is becoming the laughingstock of the country for providing for all the homeless people. Stop enabling them and they will go back to where they came from to get help!

Brad
Brad
5 years ago

Any info on the victim? Is he a weho resident? Would be great if we could come together as a community to show him so of the kindness and generosity he was trying to share.

Satanicus Rex
Satanicus Rex
5 years ago

This is why California needs concealed carry and stand-your-ground.

nobeck
nobeck
5 years ago

WeHo is a toilet nowadays. For dogs and humans. It’s all I see and smell. The homeless are everywhere ruining residents’ quality of life. Residents who pay A LOT of money to live here, by the way.

Frankie Grande, Jr.
Frankie Grande, Jr.
5 years ago

I think I saw this guy stealing from the CVS at La Cienega/SMB about 3 months ago while I was checking out, he took some beverages and tried to run out, the older woman who works there tried to stop him and he yelled at her something along the lines of “you can’t catch me you old bitch.” I was surprised at what was happening and soon thought I should have chased him (I have weho pd on speed dial). Kind of glad I didn’t since who knows what could have happened, but at the same time this victim would… Read more »

Dan
Dan
5 years ago

Something absolutely must be done about the increase in the number of violent homeless people in WeHo. I live on the east side and walk to LaCienega almost every evening. The number of homeless people yelling and screaming at themselves and others is frightening. Time for the City Council to move beyond denial. West Hollywood is no longer a safe city.

JJ
JJ
5 years ago

The homeless situation is getting out of control in this City. I’ve said this before, a big way way to reduce the influx is to get rid of the Recycle Center at the Pavilions parking lot. Homeless come from all over into our City to use that center. Most recycle centers are located along the freeways in industrial areas where the impact of homeless on the surrounding neighborhoods is minimal. I think everyone has compassion for the homeless. Most that I see are not down on their luck (lost their job, etc). Most are drug addicts or the mentally ill.… Read more »

mb
mb
5 years ago
Reply to  JJ

We can thank Ronald Reagan for the lack of metnal health facilities fiasco. They should shut down his library, he was a disgrace to this country.

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