California Man Left Brain Dead After Apparent Beating

A California man has been declared brain dead and remains on life support after an apparent beating in Koreatown in downtown Los Angeles, California.

The man, Bryan Hernandez, is 27 years old and a father of two. He was in Koreatown to visit his two young children when, at around 7 PM at the corner of 8th Street and Normandie Avenue, an unknown incident caused him to become severely injured. All signs indicate that it was some kind of beating or other altercation.

He was found by a friend and brought back to his family's home while still unconscious. His sister, Yesenia Hernandez, described his injuries to reporters.

"He had bruises, one in his cheek. His eye was a little bit swollen and it was swollen right over here," she said as she pointed to her forehead.

According to Ms. Hernandez, the doctors are not hopeful: they have already declared her brother to be brain dead "and they've given us two more days."

They have also requested that Bryan be taken off life support before then, but the family is holding out hope for some kind of miracle to occur.

"They want to disconnect him. That's where we are now. We're waiting, hoping in God that He has the last word," she explained.

Due to the prediction that Bryan will die, the case has already been turned over to homicide investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department. They have been diligently searching the area of the attack and checking surveillance cameras for any clue as to what happened to Bryan.

Anyone with information about the incident can call a special tip line set up by the Los Angeles Police Department at (213) 382-9470. The Hernandez family is also maintaining hope that somebody will come forward with knowledge that can help them learn the truth.

"That street is always busy, so somebody has to see something," Ms. Hernandez said. "All we want to know is, find out what happened and find justice."

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