Santa Monica police are continuing to seek the public’s help in identifying the suspects involved in the fatal beating of a Santa Monica man in May.
Preston Brumfield was found by police lying unconscious on the sidewalk in the 1900 block of 20th Street in the Pico Neighborhood of Santa Monica May 11th. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died of his injuries May 16th.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has declared the death a homicide.
With the assistance of witnesses, police detectives have recently released composite drawings of three men who were reportedly seen in the area at the time of the assault on Brumfield, Sgt. Renaldi Thruston said. The three men may have been involved in the fatal assault and are wanted for questioning at this time, police said.
The first person of interest is described as a black man, 25 to 30 years old, five-feet-ten to six feet, 190 to 200 pounds, with short dark hair and a beard.
The second person is described by police as a black man, 20 to 25 years old, five-feet-three to five-feet-five, 140 to 150 pounds, with braided dark hair and a goatee.
The third person is described as a black man, 28 to 32 years old, five-feet-11 to six-feet-one, 215 to 230 pounds, with short dark hair and a goatee.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Santa Monica police detectives John Henry or Michael Bambrick of the Robbery-Homicide Unit at (310) 458-8451, or anonymously at the Santa Monica police tip line at (310) 458-8449.