WEST HOLLYWOOD—The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Monday, April 22, that Kisu Brown, 43, of West Hollywood, entered a plea of no contest of attempted voluntary manslaughter for attacking another man at a convenience store in 2017.

Brown admitted to inflicting great bodily injury on the victim during the commission of the crime and utilized an ax as a deadly and dangerous weapon. The incident transpired on September 2, 2017, after Brown was confronted by a store clerk for shoplifting. A man inside the establishment got involved as he offered to pay for Brown’s items. During the dispute, Brown confronted him where a struggle ensued in the store, based on evidence presented at the preliminary hearing.

The defendant left the store, but remained outside the door. When the victim left the store, Brown attacked him with an ax and struck him repeatedly including on the head. Brown’s sentencing is scheduled for August 29, where he faces more than 9 years in state prison.

He has prior convictions for receiving stolen property in 1999, second-degree commercial burglary in 2003, assault with a deadly weapon, an automobile, in 2005, petty theft with priors in 2008, and petty theft and possession of cocaine in 2013, the LADA’s Office noted in a press release.

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