LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A reputed gang member pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he attacked a homeless man in with a folding chair and a pipe.
Apolinar Celestino Lopez, 31, is charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon. The complaint includes gang and deadly weapons allegations.
The attack, which was captured on video, occurred about 4 a.m. Dec. 13 near Ocean Front Walk and Horizon Avenue in Venice. The video of the unprovoked attack was distributed by police during the investigation of the crime.