WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - A suspect was arrested in a brutal ax attack that left a man seriously wounded outside of a West Hollywood 7-Eleven.
The man suspected of stabbing another man multiple times with an ax outside of the convenience store early Saturday morning, was identified as 41-year-old Kisu Brady Brown.
"It's a very gruesome attack, and we're hoping we can get an attempted murder charge filed against this individual," said Sgt. Jeffrey Bishop with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The victim saw Brown stealing from the store and offered to pay for his items to prevent the crime. An associate of the victim, who is seen in surveillance video wearing orange, watched the attack happen.
"The suspect walks away. He's still in view of the camera. He then turns around and continues to chop at the victim's face while he's lying on the ground before he flees," Bishop said.
Caryn West teaches at an acting school next to the 7-Eleven. She recognized the suspect from surveillance video.
"I've always wondered because there's so much of this happening in this area and it's been a long-term problem. I worry about my own safety coming around because there are homeless people in the parking lot and walking around the 7-Eleven to class," she said.
The victim sustained serious injuries in the attack, but is expected to survive. The sheriff's department said the suspect had several felony and assault convictions. Anyone with more information was urged to call the West Hollywood sheriff's station.