LEIMERT PARK (CBSLA.com) — A CBS2/KCAL9 photographer and reporter were assaulted Monday night while covering a George Zimmerman protest in Crenshaw.READ MORE: SoCal Sweep: Oregon Follows UCLA Upset With Win Vs No. 5 USC
Reporter Dave Bryan was conducting an interview around 10 p.m. when the suspect tackled him and his photographer, the station confirmed.
“All of the sudden, this guy came up from behind, he had a hood, and he knocked David on the head and he pushed the camera guy down. The camera guy went down, the camera went down, David went down,” witness Joseph Deguerre, said. “I was in shock.”
The suspect then fled the scene and the crew was treated for minor injuries, the station added.READ MORE: LA County Confirms More Than 28,000 COVID Deaths; Reports Highest Number of Daily New Deaths Since April 2021
The attack was under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.
“To attack a news reporter when he’s getting an interview? That’s just crazy,” Deguerre, 43, said.
Fourteen people were arrested during Monday night’s protest.MORE NEWS: Talk Radio Icon, Los Angeles Legend Michael Jackson Dies At 87
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