Randall Brett Merhar, a 46-year-old white man, died Thursday, July 28, after sustaining blunt force trauma in the 1400 block of North Orange Drive in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
About 10:40 a.m. July 27, Merhar got into a dispute with a man near the parking lot of a store, according to LAPD Lt. John Radtke. Both men were transients, Radtke said.
During the dispute, the man struck Merhar in the head with a metal pipe, Radtke said. After Merhar fell down, the assailant left the scene.
Shortly thereafter, police arrived, and Merhar was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead the next day at 6:51 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
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6:30 p.m.: Aug. 31: A previous version of this article said Merhar died at 6:51 p.m. July ...
Darren Eugene Little, a 43-year-old black man, died Thursday, Feb. 18, after he was shot in the 1700 block of North Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 11:15 p.m. on Feb. 17, two men got into a fight over money outside the Rusty Mullet, a bar off Las Palmas Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, said LAPD Lt. John Radtke. Radtke would not say how much money the men were fighting over.
At one point, one of the men pulled a knife and stabbed Little. Little was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“They were definitely acquaintances,” Radtke said.
The assailant then entered a nearby nightclub, threw away the knife and ran east on Hollywood Boulevard. Police on foot patrol detained a man near Wilcox Avenue, about three blocks away.
The 31-year-old black man was booked on suspicion of ...