Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

12/13/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/13/2019 19:37

December 13, 2019: West Hollywood Man Sentenced for 2017 Ax Attack at Convenience Store

A West Hollywood man has been sentenced to nine years and six months in state prison for attacking a man with an ax at a convenience store in 2017, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.

Kisu Brown (dob 9/8/75) pleaded no contest in April to one count of attempted voluntary manslaughter in case SA096420. He was sentenced yesterday.

Brown also admitted inflicting great bodily injury on the victim during the commission of the crime and using an ax as a deadly and dangerous weapon.

Deputy District Attorney Shane Michael prosecuted the case.

On Sept. 2, 2017, Brown was confronted by a clerk at a West Hollywood convenience store for shoplifting. A man in the store became involved in the dispute, the defendant then confronted him and a struggle ensued inside the store, according to evidence presented at the preliminary hearing.

Brown then exited the establishment but stopped outside the door. When the man left the store, the defendant attacked him with an ax and struck him repeatedly, including on the head, the prosecutor said.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, West Hollywood Station.