Seek Suspects In Homicide
By Lookout Satff
October 14 – Police are looking for three men
who may have taken part in the beating death of Pico Neighborhood
resident Preston Brumfield five months ago.
With the assistance of witnesses, detectives released composite
drawings of subjects who were seen in the area at the time of
the beating and may be involved in the murder, police said.
The three subjects – three black men between 20 and 32
years of age -- are wanted for questioning at this time.
Male, Black, 25-30
5'10" to 6' - 190 to 200 pounds
Short Dark Hair
Male, Black, 20-25
5'3" to 5'5" - 150 pounds
Braided Dark Hair
Male, Black, 28-32
5'11" to 6" - 215 to 230 pounds
Short Dark Hair
The incident took place on May 11 when police reported an unconcious
man lying on the sidewalk. The victim was immediately transported
to an area hospital and succumbed to his injuries on May 16.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office declared the death
The incident took place on a block that is one of the most crime-prone
areas in the city, having been the site of several gang-related
shootings in the past five years.
Police responding to a call for service found the subject lying
unconscious on the sidewalk, said Sgt. Renaldi Thurston, the Police
“Paramedics from the Santa Monica Fire Department were
summoned and transported the subject to a local hospital,”
Police determined that the man was the apparent victim of an
assault, he said.
Anyone having information should call Detectives John Henry or
Michael Bambrick of the Santa Monica Police Department’s
Robbery / Homicide Unit at 310.458.8451.
Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call the WeTip hotline
at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463).