LOS ANGELES, Ca. — A Los Angeles County deputy may never walk again after being attacked during a domestic violence incident at a mall.
Deputy Brandon Love was seriously injured at the Lakewood Center Mall on Aug. 15, when 21-year-old Frankie Estrada allegedly knocked him unconscious and then kicked and stomped on his head and neck.
Love was one of two deputies responding to a dispute between a man and a woman; Love was bringing Estrada back toward the other deputy, who had made contact with the woman involved, when the attack occurred.
As Love bent over to pick up some keys he had dropped, Estrada allegedly hit him in the head and then continued kicking him while he was on the ground.
A good Samaritan was able to stop the beating, and was credited with saving Love’s life.
Estrada pleaded not guilty.