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Denny Kim told NBC Los Angeles that he was assaulted and knocked to the ground and that two men broke his nose on February 16 and hurled racial slurs such as “ching chong” and “Chinese virus.”
Los Angeles police are investigating an assault charge last week against an Air Force veteran in Koreatown as a possible hate crime, investigators said.
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Denny Kim is 27 years old.
LAPD investigating Koreatown assault
Kim’s friend Joseph Cha said he was present and was also called racial slurs when he yelled at the attackers to stop.
Police Detective Hee Cho confirmed that an investigation is underway and that the February 16 incident is being treated as a possible hate crime.
“I was terrified for my life, as you can see the physical wounds on my face,” Kim told NBC Los Angeles. “And I didn’t know what to make of it. It was all a blur … I was just trying to defend my life.”
In a text message Wednesday night, Kim credited Cha for ending the assault.
“They told me they were going to kill me. That was when my friend Joseph Cha arrived and he saved my life. He chased away and drove away from the attackers,” Kim wrote. In a text message to NBC News, Cha said he “reduced the situation” by driving the two suspects away.
“I think from what Denny went through, no one should go through in any community, not just the Asian community,” Cha said.
The member of the State Assembly Miguel Santiago de Los Angeles condemned the incident in a statement posted on Twitter.
“Enough is enough and we cannot be spectators,” Santiago wrote. “We must step up to support our AAPI neighbors!”