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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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Venice Beach Attack Suspect Arrested NR21146wc

Venice: On Tuesday, June 8th, 2021, a coordinated effort from detectives and officers of the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Area led to the arrest of a violent felony battery Suspect involved in a Venice beach incident that was captured on video.

On June 6th, 2021, around 12:40 p.m., at the 500 block of Ocean Front Walk, the suspect, Macio Harger randomly approached the victim and punched him in the face. After being punched the victim lost consciousness. Harger fled the area.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local area hospital where he was treated for serious injuries.

Macio Harger, a 45-year-old resident of Los Angeles, is homeless and was residing in one of the homeless encampments on the Venice beach boardwalk close to where the incident took place. Harger was arrested for 243(d) PC, "Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury" and awaiting filing recommendations by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. Detectives are currently in the process of determining a motive for the attack.



Anyone with information about this incident are asked to contact Pacific Division Detectives at (310) 482-6394. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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