Fugitives Violent Crime

* Man Beat on Bus Caught on Tape-Watch Here-Help Police Identify

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Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this suspect or have any information that can help solve this crime.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

On April 5, 2012, around 7:05 p.m., two passengers aboard a Santa Monica Big Blue Bus became involved in a verbal dispute which escalated into a physical altercation. As a result of the fight, victim Luis Contreras suffered a serious head injury and is now fighting for his life at a local hospital. The bus was traveling in the area of Westwood Boulevard and Rochester Avenue in West Los Angeles when the incident occurred.

“This fight literally started over one individual stepping on the foot of the other. Words were exchanged and punches were thrown,” said West Bureau Homicide Detective Luis Carranza who is assigned to the case.

There were several passengers on the bus who witnessed the incident. Witnesses were interviewed, but detectives have not been able to identify the individual involved in the fight. Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the individual involved. “We need someone to watch the video and look at the photographs,” Carranza explained. “Anyone with information can contact us. We just want to know why this unfortunate incident occurred. We want to speak with him to get his side of the story.”

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