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Korean shot by a homeless: Koreatown’s safety is in danger

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@katchup_news 61-year-old Korean man was shot and killed by a homeless in Koreatown, Los Angeles in broad daylight on December 10th. While public safety of Los Angeles is facing a great danger, new mayor declared the state of emergency on homelessness, and will begin to make an aggressive approch on solving LA’s main issues. #fyp #news #losangeles #homeless #koreatown #murder #crime #letsfixit #karenbass #mayor ♬ inspirational acoustic guitar piano ( ambient background instrumental music calm – megamusic


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A Korean man was shot and killed by a homeless in Koreatown, Los Angeles in broad daylight on December 10th, alarming Koreantown’s public safety in danger.

The LA Police Department (LAPD) was dispatched at around 11:42 a.m. after receiving a report that a person was collapsed near 5th Street and Commonwealth Avenue. When the police arrived at the scene, the victim was dead. LAPD announced the victim’s identity as an Asian in his 50s, but the victim was identified as a 61-year-old Korean after Korea Daily interviewed the family member of the victim.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said on the 13th that Richard Brea (36), a homeless man, shot a Korean victim, identified only by his surname Ahn (61), and explained the suspect is currently undergoing further investigation. According to LAPD, this incident does not show any indications of Asian hate crime.

LA Mayor Karen Bass declared a homeless state of emergency on the 12th, two days after the incident, but Koreatown is anxious about the incident.

“He was found to be a homeless, first-time offender with no criminal record,” said Detective Kinchilla, who is investigating the case. The person with the matter told the situation at the time of the incident in more detail. Just before the incident, Ahn parked his van and sat on the sidewalk in front of his vehicle, and smoked several cigarettes. At this time, a tall black suspect appeared with a backpack and fired from behind.

There are many apartments near the area where the incident occurred, raising anxiety among residents living here.

The manager of a nearby apartment said, “When I showed the room to the person who wanted to move in at around 11:50 a.m. on the day of the incident, the police were controlling the road and investigating,” adding, “I thought it was a safe area because this is a residential area, but it’s so shocking.” “The police came and asked me to show you the apartment security camera.” Also, he said, “The access around the apartment was restricted for hours of investigation.”