Police searching for suspect in stabbing of elderly man in Mar Vista restaurant

Surveillance footage provided by LAPD shows suspect stabbing a wheelchair bound 82-year-old man inside a Taco Bell on Oct. 3
Surveillance footage provided by LAPD shows a suspect stabbing a 82-year-old man in a wheelchair inside a Taco Bell in the 12000 block of Venice Boulevard on Oct. 3.

Los Angeles police are searching for a suspect who without provocation stabbed an 82-year-old man in a wheelchair as he was eating dinner at a fast-food restaurant in Mar Vista.

The victim was attacked about 6:55 p.m. on Oct. 3 at a Taco Bell in the 12000 block of Venice Boulevard, police said. The victim was stabbed in the neck and shoulders and was taken to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

For the record:

12:24 p.m. Oct. 15, 2022For the Record: The original version of this story stated incorrectly that the stabbing occurred on Thursday. The incident took place on Oct. 3.

Police released video footage showing the suspect — a man believed to be 25 to 30 years of age — approaching the victim from behind and then stabbing him at least twice. The suspect dropped a skateboard he was carrying before fleeing the restaurant.

The suspect is described as male, between 5-foot-1 and 5-foot-6 and about 130 pounds, according to authorities. He has a small tattoo next to his left eye and a large tattoo on the back of his head.


Police have asked anyone with more information to contact Det. Luis Jurado at (310) 482-6369 or email