LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police today released images of one of three suspects being sought in an attack on a 59-year-old homeless man, who was beaten with a metal pipe in the Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles and died of his injuries 10 days later.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 32-year-old Bernard ``Midnight'' Myers, who's accused in the death of Gustavo Zeledon.
The other two suspects -- James ``Genuine'' Brown, 38, and Thomas ``Biggie'' Williams, 35 -- are in custody.
Williams was arrested on Aug. 10 and is being held in lieu of $70,000 bail, and Brown was taken into custodyon Aug. 22, with bail set at $52,500, jail records show.
The victim was standing next to his van in the 800 block of East Fifth Street about 4:25 p.m. Aug. 7 when he was approached by three men, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
``One suspect approached him from behind and struck him in the head with a metal bar several times,'' according to an LAPD statement. ``Mr. Zeledon fell to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement. The other two suspects went through his pockets and removed his property.''
Zeledon remained down ``for more than an hour before one of the suspects and three unidentified individuals pulled him into his van and left him there,'' police said.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were called but were initially unable to locate Zeledon. They eventually found him and took him to a hospital, where he lingered until his Aug. 17 death, according to the LAPD.
Myers is black, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 175 pounds. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts or the attack in general was urged to call police at 213-996-1879 or 213-996-1890.
During non-business hours, calls should be directed to 877-LAPD-24-7. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or lacrimestoppes.org.