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LAPD Looking for Pellet Gun Assailant at Santa Fe Lofts

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, October 10, 2008, at 03:06PM
200 E. 6th St. Eric Richardson [Flickr]

6th street between Main and Los Angeles, seen in a file photo from March of 2007.

LAPD Central Division is looking for information on a person or persons suspected of shooting a pellet gun down toward security guards and homeless individuals on 6th street. The incident occurred on Tuesday, October 7th, and while no one was injured, officers aren't taking this lightly.

Full text of the LAPD release:

Los Angeles police detectives are investigating the assault against local security guards and homeless persons in the vicinity of the Santa Fe lofts on October 7, 2008.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the person(s) who shot pellets from an air gun at security guards and homeless on the sidewalk near Sixth and Los Angeles Streets is asked to call detectives at the number listed below.

While no one was injured in the latest attack, it is no less a crime. Detectives suspect the shots originated from the third or fourth floors of the Santa Fe Lofts, as they face Sixth Street.

Detectives will use information to obtain search warrants and make arrests. Those arrests persons will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As a felony, a person convicted of such an assault can be sentenced to State prison.

As there is significant public interest in such attacks on the homeless, the arrest of any perpetrators will be publicized with the local news media.

Anyone seeing such an act in progress is urged to call police immediately by dialing 9-1-1. Contact Information: Refer to DR# 0801-20065 --- Detective Ignacio Mendez (213) 972-1215, or call the Crime Hotline at 1-877-LAWFULL


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