Two youngsters have been arrested after allegedly stabbing a Los Angeles Trend District retailer proprietor to demise over a wig after he tried to cease them from stealing from his enterprise.
Du Younger Lee, 56, higher identified by locals as Tommy, was fatally stabbed within the chest final Saturday (October 1) close to Olympic Boulevard and Wall Road, close to the wig store he ran for nearly 20 years.
Two 17-12 months-Olds Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Retailer Proprietor Over Stolen Wig
A female and male suspect, each 17, had been arrested following the lethal assault, nevertheless neither of their names have been launched resulting from the truth that they’re minors, in response to FOX 11.
Los Angeles County District Legal professional George Gascón introduced costs towards the 2 ladies on Wednesday, saying his “workplace will work diligently to carry accountable people in violent acts – even when they’re minors.”
Each teenagers are dealing with one rely of homicide and one rely of second-degree theft in connection to the stolen wig.
“Mr. Lee was killed in the midst of the day on a busy avenue in downtown L.A. whereas merely attempting to run his enterprise.” Gascón stated in a press launch Wednesday. “His demise is an amazing loss for his mates, household and all who knew him. I need to make it clear that my workplace will work diligently to carry accountable people who interact in violent acts – even when they’re minors.”
Surveillance Footage Not But Launched By LAPD Exhibits Teen’s Stealing Wig, Stabbing Proprietor In The Chest
The shop’s landlord instructed FOX 11 what she was in surveillance video footage of the lethal incident, which has not but been launched by the Los Angeles Police Division.
The owner stated “Tommy had a report of being powerful and going after robbers,” which can have led to his demise after “the boy pulled out a knife and shanked him proper within the coronary heart.”
“They had been a wig. After which impulsively they made a run for it. Tommy had a report of being powerful and going after robbers,” stated the owner earlier within the week. “He began chasing them round buying middle after which the boy pulled out a knife and shanked him proper within the coronary heart.”
Proprietor’s Retailer Focused By Robbers In The Previous, Survived By 25-12 months-Previous Daughter
The outlet reviews that Lee’s enterprise had been beforehand focused by robbers previously. His demise is the newest in a string of violent crimes which have plagued town in latest months.
The owner added that Lee by no means may have “imagined (that) he could be murdered over a wig.”
“I don’t assume he ever imagined he could be murdered over a wig,” the owner instructed FOX 11 earlier within the week.
Lee is survived by a 25-year-old daughter, in response to a GoFundMe web page that was launched for the household.
The fundraiser has raised $89,363 raised of $50,000 objective as of Monday.