15 year old boy, Evan Jimenez was severely beaten on March 30 in what was initially described as a gang initiantion. That turns out to be completely untrue. KTLA posted the following. This incident has nothing to do with gangs and has everything to do with a verbal confronation that Evan Jimenez had with the attacker. That verbal confrontation may have included racial epithet including calling the black suspect a "nigga".
A man previously treated as a person of interest in the brutal alleyway assault of a San Pedro teen was on Tuesday identified by deputies as a suspect.
Evan Jimenez, seen in a photo posted on a GoFundMe page, plays baseball for San Pedro High School.
Following an investigation detectives described as “lengthy and methodical,” authorities believe Jaymel Williams, 20, played a role in the March 30 beating of 15-year-old Evan Jimenez, Los Angeles sheriff’s officials said in a statement.
Williams is currently in custody in a neighboring county on unrelated charges, officials said.
Jimenez, an integral part of San Pedro High School’s baseball team, was walking home from a friend’s house when just after 11 p.m. he was approached by two men in an alley on the 900 block of West 2nd Street in an unincorporated area of San Pedro. Authorities had originally reported the assault occurred around 10 p.m.
The men asked him about his gang involvement and proceeded to assault him viciously when he told them he wasn’t affiliated with any, according to Steve Stout, the creator of one of two GoFundMe pages created for Jimenez’s recovery.
Jimenez was hit over the head and in the face with a glass bottle, stepped on and “beaten beyond recognition” and left unconscious, the second campaign‘s creator, Tammy Meyers, wrote.
The teen was found in serious condition by a Good Samaritan who drove him to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, officials said.
He was soon transferred to the intensive care unit at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in West Carson, where he required the use of a breathing tube as he was treated for brain swelling and a broken jaw.