The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today that a West Hollywood man has been charged with attacking someone with an ax at a convenience store last week. The suspect, Kisu Brown, pleaded not guilty to one count each of attempted murder and aggravated mayhem.
Prosecutors allege that Brown caused great bodily injury to the victim during the commission of the crime, in addition to prior convictions for receiving stolen property in 1999, second-degree commercial burglary in 2003, assault with a deadly weapon, an automobile in 2005, petty theft with priors in 2008, and petty theft and possession of cocaine in 2013.
Mr. Brown is scheduled to be arraigned in court on October 3rd of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch, to schedule a date for a preliminary hearing. The suspect was allegedly involved in an altercation with a good Samaritan who offered to pay for some items, after accusations that Brown was shoplifting, Brown then attacked that person with an ax.
His bail is set at $1.1 million, while Mr. Brown now faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison, and the case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, West Hollywood Station.