Suspect arrested for attempted murder in Koreatown office

By Aaron Blevins, 11/08/2012


LAPD Olympic Area patrol officers on Nov. 1 responded to a “shooting in progress” call at a business located in the 3400 block of Wilshire Blvd. at approximately 3:45 p.m. When officers arrived, they were directed to the fourth floor, where they confronted the suspect, 52-year-old Ji Tae Kim, who was armed with a handgun.

Kim was standing over the victim, a 44-year-old male, who was lying on the floor of his office bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds. Kim immediately surrendered to officers and was taken into custody without incident.

Los Angeles Fire Department Rescue personnel transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was listed as being in critical condition.

West Bureau Homicide Detectives are investigating the shooting. The motive behind the shooting is unknown. Kim was the president of a commercial realty business where the shooting took place.

He has been booked for attempted murder, and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact West Bureau Homicide Detectives at (213)382-9470. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877)527-3247. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800)222-8477. Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”



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