Gruesome ax attack outside California 7-Eleven captured on camera

(KTLA) -- A man who attacked a person with an ax just outside a West Hollywood 7-Eleven store on Saturday has been taken into custody, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Kisu Bradey Brown, 41, is believed to be the man who repeatedly striking another man with an ax or "hatchet-type" weapon before fleeing the scene, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials said.

No further information was released about the arrest.

The incident occurred at a 7-Eleven store in the 7900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard at about 4:05 a.m. Saturday, officials said.

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DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - MARCH 09: Police and emergency workers stand outside the main railway station following what police described as an axe attack on March 9, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. According to initial reports a man wielding an axe entered the station and injured two people. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)
Police inside the Duesseldorf main train station March 9, 2017, after a man attacked several people at the train station. REUTERS/Joern Poltz
Police guard the entrance of the Duesseldorf main train station March 9, 2017 after a man attacked several people at the train station. REUTERS/Petra Wischgoll
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - MARCH 09: Police and emergency workers stand outside the main railway station following what police described as an axe attack on March 9, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. According to initial reports a man wielding an axe entered the station and injured two people. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)
Staff members are pictured inside Dusseldorf train station March 9, 2017 after a man attacked several people at the train station. REUTERS/Petra Wischgoll TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - MARCH 09: Lord Mayor of Dusseldorf Thomas Geisel is seen during police and emergency workers stand outside the main railway station following what police described as an axe attack on March 9, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. According to initial reports a man wielding an axe entered the station and injured two people. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)
A picture taken out of a train shows empty platforms at Dusseldorf train station March 9, 2017 after a man attacked several people at the train station. REUTERS/Joern Poltz
Special police commandos work at the scene at the main train station in Duesseldorf, western Germany after at least five people where injured by a man with an axe, police said on March 9,2017. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / David Young / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read DAVID YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken out of a train shows empty platforms at Dusseldorf train station March 9, 2017 after a man attacked several people at the train station. REUTERS/Joern Poltz
Policemen secure the area around a train station after an axe attack on passengers at the main train station on March 9, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Attackers wielding axes injured five people at the main train station in the west German city of Duesseldorf late, local police told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Policemen secure a train station after an axe attack on passengers at the main train station on March 9, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Attackers wielding axes injured five people at the main train station in the west German city of Duesseldorf late, local police told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Policemen secure the area around a train station after an axe attack on passengers at the main train station on March 9, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Attackers wielding axes injured five people at the main train station in the west German city of Duesseldorf late, local police told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A cameraman films the entrance of the Duesseldorf main train station March 9, 2017 after a man attacked several people at the train station. REUTERS/Petra Wischgoll
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - MARCH 09: Police and emergency workers stand outside the main railway station following what police described as an axe attack on March 9, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. According to initial reports a man wielding an axe entered the station and injured two people. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)
Policeman stand near a tickt station as they secure a crime scene after an axe attack on passengers at the main train station on March 9, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Attackers wielding axes injured five people at the main train station in the west German city of Duesseldorf late, local police told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - MARCH 09: Police and emergency workers stand outside the main railway station following what police described as an axe attack on March 9, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. According to initial reports a man wielding an axe entered the station and injured two people. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)
Policemen secure a train station after an axe attack on passengers at the main train station on March 9, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Attackers wielding axes injured five people at the main train station in the west German city of Duesseldorf late, local police told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Policemen secure the crime scene after the axe attack on passengers at the main train station on March 9, 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany. Attackers wielding axes injured five people at the main train station in the west German city of Duesseldorf late, local police told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - MARCH 09: Police and emergency workers stand outside the main railway station following what police described as an axe attack on March 9, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. According to initial reports a man wielding an axe entered the station and injured two people. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)
People stand behind a police cordon at the main train station in Duesseldorf, western Germany after at least five people where injured by a man with an axe, on March 9, 2017, police said. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Federico Gambarini / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read FEDERICO GAMBARINI/AFP/Getty Images)
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - MARCH 09: Police and emergency workers stand outside the main railway station following what police described as an axe attack on March 9, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. According to initial reports a man wielding an axe entered the station and injured two people. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - MARCH 09: Police and emergency workers stand outside the main railway station following what police described as an axe attack on March 9, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. According to initial reports a man wielding an axe entered the station and injured two people. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)
DUSSELDORF, GERMANY - MARCH 09: Police and emergency workers stand outside the main railway station following what police described as an axe attack on March 9, 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. According to initial reports a man wielding an axe entered the station and injured two people. (Photo by Alexander Scheuber/Getty Images)
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Brown is a local transient and "known as a violent individual" who has had "numerous" felony convictions and prior assault convictions, sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Bishop said at a Tuesday news conference.

The victim had offered to pay for items that Brown was allegedly attempting to steal from the 7-Eleven store, according to a news release 

he victim falls to the ground with that first swing of the blade, the video shows.

"At that time, another individual comes out of the store and sees what's going on, as now the suspect is standing over our victim, chopping at his face," Bishop said, calling the assault a "very gruesome attack."

"For a real quick second, the suspect walks away," Bishop said of the last moments of the attack. "He’s still in the view of the camera. He then turns around and comes back and continues to chop at the victim's face while (the victim is) lying on the ground — before he flees."

Brown slammed the hatchet against the victim's skull several times, causing multiple head injuries, Bishop said. Doctors were "relieving the pressure on his skull by having a tube in his head," he said.

The victim also suffered "major damage" to one of his hands, defensive wounds caused by Brown "nearly chopping his hand in half" with the weapon, Bishop said.

Brown was seen fleeing the scene northbound on Hayworth Avenue, officials said.

"We're hoping we can get attempted murder charges filed on this individual," Bishop told reporters.

from the department.

That's when Brown "became upset," the release said, and "a struggle ensued" between him and the other man while they were still inside the store.

But the situation escalated just as the two men were leaving the store, as seen in surveillance footage. The video shows the man who deputies believe is Brown leaving first and then waiting outside to attack the victim.

Bishop described Brown as lying in wait for the victim.

Just as the victim takes his first few steps out of the store, the attacker quickly pulls a "hatchet- type" blade out of his clothing and lunges at him with it, Bishop said.

 

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