Two youngsters have been arrested after allegedly stabbing a Los Angeles Trend District retailer proprietor to dying over a wig after he tried to cease them from stealing from his enterprise.
Du Younger Lee, 56, higher recognized by locals as Tommy, was fatally stabbed within the chest final Saturday (October 1) close to Olympic Boulevard and Wall Avenue, close to the wig store he ran for nearly 20 years.
Two 17-Yr-Olds Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Retailer Proprietor Over Stolen Wig
A female and male suspect, each 17, have been arrested following the lethal assault, nevertheless neither of their names have been launched attributable to the truth that they’re minors, in response to FOX 11.
Los Angeles County District Legal professional George Gascón introduced fees in opposition to the 2 women on Wednesday, saying his “workplace will work diligently to carry accountable people in violent acts – even when they’re minors.”
Each teenagers are going through one rely of homicide and one rely of second-degree theft in connection to the stolen wig.
“Mr. Lee was killed in the course of the day on a busy road in downtown L.A. whereas merely making an attempt to run his enterprise.” Gascón mentioned in a press launch Wednesday. “His dying is an incredible 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 Reveals Teen’s Stealing Wig, Stabbing Proprietor In The Chest
The shop’s landlord advised 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 mentioned “Tommy had a file of being powerful and going after robbers,” which can have led to his dying after “the boy pulled out a knife and shanked him proper within the coronary heart.”
“They have been taking a look at a wig. After which swiftly they made a run for it. Tommy had a file of being powerful and going after robbers,” mentioned the owner earlier within the week. “He began chasing them round buying heart 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-Yr-Previous Daughter
The outlet stories that Lee’s enterprise had been beforehand focused by robbers prior to now. His dying is the most recent in a string of violent crimes which have plagued the 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 advised 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.