A man police identified as an Echo Park gang member was arrested today in connection with the beating of a resident who confronted persons who were tagging his home this past weekend. The man was beaten on Sunday, June 17 at about 5 p.m. in the 1600 block of Fargo Street, according to police reports.”The resident was attacked by the suspects after he confronted them,” said Lt. Steven Flores with the Northeast Division in an email this afternoon. “Detectives conducted an investigation and identified the primary suspect. The suspect (Echo Park gang member) was arrested a few hours ago and will be booked for this crime.”
Paramedics treated the victim – who suffered a swollen eye, a small laceration and abrasions - at scene, Flores said.
One resident said she had heard the man was beaten after telling several persons to stop tagging his garage door. Another person said they “saw some kids running away while the police were coming up the street” on Sunday.