January 23, 2022 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Trio Arrested for Attempted Murder of Homeless Man on Venice Boardwalk

LAPD make arrests connected to April 28 incident

Police recently arrested three suspects in connection with the shooting and attempted murder of a homeless man on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), on April 28 around 4:27 a.m., a shooting occurred near the 600 block of Ocean Front Walk.

“The suspect approached the victim, a homeless man, then aimed a semi-automatic handgun and shot at the victim three times. As the victim crawled away, the suspect shot at the victim for a 4th time,” the LAPD said.

The suspect and two female accomplices then entered a 2020 Jeep Compass and fled southbound on Speedway Avenue.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Later that morning, around 4:46 a.m., residents near the 1200 block of Palms Avenue reported a vehicle fire in the rear alley. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene around 5 a.m. and discovered a 2020 Jeep Compass fully engulfed in flames. In addition, the suspects in the shooting were seen fleeing from the fire. LAFD Arson investigators determined that the Jeep was intentionally set on fire.

LAPD Pacific Area detectives later identified Nichalous Reynolds, a 33-year-old Los Angeles resident, Blanca Marcela Lopez, a 31-year-old female from Inglewood, and Amber Manchel, a 27-year-old of Los Angeles woman, as suspects in the shooting and attempted murder of the homeless man.

According to the LAPD, detectives believe the shooting was gang related.

Last week, on May 17 and May 18, Pacific Area detectives and investigators from LAPD’s Gang and Narcotics Division, arrested Manchel in Venice and Reynolds and Lopez in Inglewood. During Reynolds’ arrest, detectives discovered a Rifle, ammunition, and other evidence, according to police.

On May 20, 2021, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged Reynolds with one count of attempted murder, one count of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, one count of arson, one count ignition of a destructive device, and one count of driving without the owner’s consent. The District Attorney’s Office also charged Lopez and Manchel with one count each of accessory to attempted murder.

in News
Related Posts

Six-Story Mixed-Use Building Given Green Light

January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

Project to replace building that went up in flames on Venice Boulevard By Dolores Quintana After five years (and a...

Westside Home Prices Rising?

January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

Redfin report shows 11.1 percent increase in median home prices By Dolores Quintana Are Westside home prices rising?  On the...

77-Year-Old Man Fatally Stabbed by Stepson in Playa Del Rey

January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022

Alonzo Mansel arrested in connection to January 11 incident By Dolores Quintana A 77-year-old man was fatally stabbed recently in...

Kristin Crowley Nominated as L.A.’S First Female Fire Chief

January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022

Ralph Terrazas announces retirement By Sam Catanzaro Officials this week announced that Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas will retire after nearly...

Rooftop LAX Views at New Bar and Restaurant

January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022

Hyatt House LAX now open By Dolores Quintana A new bar and restaurant has opened with rooftop views of LAX. ...

Arrest Made in Murder of Brianna Kupfer

January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022

Shawn Laval Smith in police custody By Sam Catanzaro Police have arrested a man suspected of the murder of Brianna...

Police ID Suspect Wanted for Murder of Brianna Kupfer

January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022

UPDATE: Shawn Laval Smith, the suspect responsible for the murder of Brianna Kupfer is in custody, after being located and...

Bonin Recall Effort Falls Short

January 19, 2022

January 19, 2022

Final tally 1,350 signatures short of required amount  By Dolores Quintana The group that attempted to recall Los Angeles City...

World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing Set to Break Ground

January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

Crossing over the 101 Freeway set to break ground this spring By Sam Catanzaro The world’s largest wildlife crossing will...

New Car Free Plaza Opens Near Venice Boardwalk

January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

Plaza now open after years of petitioning  By Dolores Quintana A pedestrian plaza right next to the Venice Boardwalk has...

Los Angeles Homeless Count Postponed Amid COVID-19 Surge

January 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

LAHSA count to take place February 23 for Westside By Sam Catanzaro On Friday, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority...

Omicron Delays 2022 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count: Yo! Venice Show – January 17th, 2022

January 17, 2022

January 17, 2022

Local News And Culture In Under 5 Minutes.* More Plaintiffs Join Lawsuit Against City After Sewage Spill* Omicron Delays 2022...

Tsunami Leaves Venice Undamaged

January 17, 2022

January 17, 2022

Volcanic explosion in Tonga sends small tsunami to West Coast over the weekend By Sam Catanzaro A tsunami that reached...

Tsunami Advisory Issued for Venice

January 15, 2022

January 15, 2022

Update: the National Weather Service canceled the tsunami advisory at 12:37 a.m. January 16.  No damage expected for Santa Monica...

Santa Monica to Begin Accepting Applications for Families Displaced by Construction of Freeway and Civic Center

January 14, 2022

January 14, 2022

Below Market Housing for Historically Displaced Households pilot application window to open January 18 By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica will...