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Arrest Made in Attempted Murder of Homeless Man

Kevin Robert Fremlin held on a $1M bail

By Sam Catanzaro

Santa Monica police have arrested a suspect who allegedly attempted to murder a homeless man sleeping in an alley Monday morning.

According to Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Lt. Joseph Cortez, at 5:55 a.m. Monday police responded to reports of a person down in the alley between Broadway and Colorado Boulevard and 12th Street and Euclid Street.

Police arrived to find a male in his 60s sleeping under a blanket who was a victim of an assault. Cortez says that the man had suffered blunt force trauma injuries to the head and told police that he was assaulted by somebody at night.

The victim was transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and according to Cortez, is in stable condition.

“While on scene, the victim was able to provide officers with a detailed description of the suspect involved in this assault as well as an account of the events of the incident. Officers searched the area and were able to locate a subject who matched the description of the suspect in the area of 12th Street and Wilshire Boulevard,” Cortez said.

Officers detained the subject and were able to determine his involvement in the assault.

The suspect, Kevin Robert Fremlin, was arrested for the assault and booked for Attempt Murder.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney has filed the following charges against Kevin Fremlin: Count 1: 664/187(a) PC – Attempt Murder Count 2: 205 PC – Aggravated Assault Count 3: 245(a)(1) PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Fremlin is being held on $1,050,000 bail.

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