Hate-Stabbing Attack Rampage over the Holidays – Former Delivery Driver Charged
Photo: Joshua Immanuel Ebow
LOS ANGELES – Hate-crimes ran rampant over the holiday week when a former delivery driver wielded a knife in various locations – stabbing all the way. Joshua Immanuel Ebow (dob 5/11/89), was charged with a series of alleged attacks throughout the Los Angeles area.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced the 01/30/2020 filing of an amended complaint, with charges of “two felony counts each of assault with a deadly weapon and battery, and one felony count of exhibiting a deadly weapon. Additionally, the complaint includes one misdemeanor count of exhibiting a deadly weapon.”
The Organized Crime Division’s Deputy District Attorney Richard Ceballos is prosecuting Case SA102013, which also alleges that Ebow committed a hate crime. “The crimes were allegedly committed by the defendant because he perceived the victims to be gay or members of the LGBTQ community.”
The events of the attacks began on Christmas Day, “Dec. 25, 2019, where Ebow is accused of attacking a man and brandishing a knife at a pizza restaurant in Inglewood.” Ebow allegedly pulled out a knife several days later to stab a man at a Culver City fast-food restaurant.
New Year’s Day saw the serial assailant allegedly assault a man in West L.A. with a knife. The next day, another victim was on the receiving edge of the rampage-stabbing in a Culver City store.
Officials found Ebow one day later and arrested him on January 3rd. His January 30th arraignment was set in Dept. W31 at the Airport Branch of L.A. County Superior Court.
A conviction of these charges will present Ebow with a maximum sentence of 14 years in state prison. In the meantime, Prosecutors have recommended $250,000 Bail.
The D.A. urges anyone who believes they may have been a victim in this ongoing hate-crime investigation to call the LAPD (310) 444-1529 or the Culver City PD (310) 253-6311.