Police Make 2nd Arrest in Hollywood Attack on Transgender Woman | NBC Southern California

Police Make 2nd Arrest in Hollywood Attack on Transgender Woman

The victim was kicked and assaulted while on the Hollywood Walk of Fame



    Los Angeles Police Department
    Surveillance video along Hollywood Boulevard captured this image of three members of a group that attacked a transgender woman May 31, 2013.

    Police on Wednesday arrested a second person in connection with the beating of a transgender woman on Hollywood Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    The May 31 attack was captured on a surveillance camera pointed toward the Walk of Fame and showed the victim, known as Vivian, being kicked on the ground by four males.

    The arrest on Wednesday was of a man police had been keeping an eye on throughout the investigation, LAPD Officer Drake Madison said.

    After watching the man for a couple of months, police found enough evidence to arrest him, Madison said. The man's name was not immediately released.

    Police first arrested 21-year-old Nicol Shakhnazaryan in June just days after announcing a $25,000 reward for information on the attack. Shakhnazaryan was one of four people sought by police.

    The security camera footage released by the LAPD showed multiple males chasing a woman in a red dress down a dark Hollywood Boulevard. The group is seen kicking the victim on the ground before running away on the Walk of Fame.

    The victim was hospitalized for a week with severe injuries, including two black eyes and cuts on the face.

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