HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A fight after a Halloween party took a deadly turn outside of a Hollywood nightclub.
The incident unfolded just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday near the Club Couture, where witnesses say a fight broke out between two women on Cahuenga Boulevard near Hollywood Boulevard.
Los Angeles police say it then escalated to two men chasing another man and kicking and beating him. Police have taken one suspect into custody, and are searching for a second suspect.
“Everybody started running,” said “David,” a witness. “I looked up and I see a dude just drop, drop to the floor, hit his head on the ground. He was unconscious.”
Cellphone video captured family and friends over the victim, desperately trying to revive him before paramedics arrived on scene.
Paramedics and police arrived, but the man did not survive. The man has been identified as Devon Jelkes, a 29-year-old Los Angeles resident.
“I’ve never witnessed nothing like that before, so it was kinda like, dang. Just to go out and to enjoy your night, and someone end up losing their life, it’s just a sad situation all the way around,” the witness said.