Hermosa Bar Fight Escalates to Stabbing

Two victims were transported to the hospital and one suspect was arrested.

  • Here's an updated article that amends the prevous police report that the verbal argument began in Sharkeez: 

A verbal argument inside Baja Sharkeez late Sunday night resulted in two being stabbed outside the bar when the fight turned physical on Pier Plaza, according to Hermosa Beach Police Detective Mick Gaglia.

As many as 10 individuals were believed to have been involved in the fight. An unknown object was used to stab the two male Hispanic victims who were taken to an area hospital, said Gaglia.

One of the suspects, a black male, Dimetrick Richmond, 26, of Whittier, was arrested under suspicion of attempted murder a few blocks away after police responded to the 11:40 p.m. Sunday call, Gaglia said. Richmond was arrested after being positively identified as having been involved in the stabbing and is being held on $1 million bail, said Gaglia.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact HBPD Detective Michael Frilot 310-318-0332 or email him at mfrilot@hermosapolice.org.

Steve B September 05, 2012 at 01:21 AM
South Bay Local 35+ years, you are a complete dip shit.. The Bars on the pier have nothing to do with the trash that is around here. If bars didn't exist we would have a lot more problems with violence and everything else. Unless you are really boring and have no friends i'm pretty sure you go out to bars and have fun??? Get a life and stop blaming American Junkie on this.
BT September 05, 2012 at 03:23 AM
It started around 2am on 21st street and lasted until about 5:15am. Police chopper was around 3:30 if I remember correctly. I wonder why there hasn't been a story too. Rumor has it was 3 folks were jumping people as they walked home from work. I think all 3 were arrested one being tazzered (sp?), another being shot in the thigh, and maybe the third was caught later on (not too sure about this).
southbay born & raised September 05, 2012 at 07:22 AM
When the stabbing occurred there was not any police presence, the police and ambulances took over 15 minutes to arrive (probably due to the closed off streets of Fiesta Hermosa). My question is, where were the police on pier? Why doesn't the city hire private security for pier plaza much like public malls do?
kelvin r gray September 05, 2012 at 11:28 AM
People act the way they dress...period. This has been proven over and over again in countless cities ALL OVER THE WORLD. Step up the dress code and leave it there!
SS September 07, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Take another look at the name American Junkie. The word 'junkie' essentially means an addict, so American Junkie would mean that you're addicted to being an American. What's wrong with that?


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