HOLLYWOOD—A homeless man was charged on Thursday, June 15 in connection to the murder of Jimmy Bradford, 47, near the 101 Freeway and Hollywood Boulevard on June 12. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office indicated that Alex Conn Vasquez, 23, is facing one count of murder with the special circumstance allegation of murder during the commission of a robbery and a knife-use allegation.
On June 12, Vasquez got into an altercation with Bradford and allegedly stabbed the victim multiple times in the back before fleeing the scene of the crime. At around 8:00 a.m., Hollywood Division patrol officers from the LAPD responded to a reported stabbing at Hollywood Boulevard at the 101 Freeway. When officers arrived, they found the victim who was suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The suspect is currently behind held without bail. He faces the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted on the charges. Whether the death penalty will be sought will be determined at a later date.
Detectives’ investigation revealed there were two male Hispanic suspects, near the victim. Both suspects fled eastbound on Hollywood Boulevard on foot.
Anyone with information is urged to contact West Bureau Homicide detectives at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.