Devon Lamar Jelkes, a 28-year-old black man, was fatally beaten Sunday, Oct. 30, in the 1600 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 2:30 a.m., police responded to calls of a fight as nightclubs were closing, said Officer Aareon Jefferson, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Witnesses said that after a nightclub closed for the evening and a crowd milled about on the sidewalk, there was a dispute, according to a news release issued by the LAPD.
Prosecutors said a man punched a woman as she tried to get into a car. Her brother, Jelkes, was running toward his sister when he was attacked by the first man and another man.
Jelkes suffered blunt force trauma and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m., according to coroner’s ...