Arrest made in pistol-whipping of prominent Beverly Hills doctor

Dr. Bruce Lee, a prominent Beverly Hills physician, was savagely pistol-whipped in Venice on July 23 in what he describes as an attempted robbery. (KABC)

A teenager has been arrested in the brutal pistol-whipping and attempted robbery of a prominent Beverly Hills doctor in Venice, according to the officials.

Dr. Bruce Lee, who is well known for a procedure that helps treat women with fibroids without major surgery, was attacked on July 23.

Authorities announced 19-year-old Jerome Ingram, of Whitter, was arrested in connection with the assault.

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Lee said as he had just gotten into his car when a man and woman came up to his window and yelled at him, claiming that he had damaged their bike.

The suspects demanded $150 from Lee and a third person got into Lee's car and also demanded money, according to Lee.

One of the suspects pulled a gun on Lee and repeatedly beat him with it, authorities stated.

Officials said Ingram was booked for attempted robbery, battery with serious bodily injury, assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, and false imprisonment by violence.

Ingram was scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.
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