CLOSINGS: View Closings

Son of Ryan O'Neal, Farrah Fawcett accused of crime spree in Los Angeles

Police say Redmond James O'Neal, the son of actors Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett, is responsible for a "vio...

Posted: Jun 10, 2018 11:50 AM
Updated: Jun 10, 2018 11:50 AM

Police say Redmond James O'Neal, the son of actors Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett, is responsible for a "violent crime spree" last month that left several people injured in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old is accused of "randomly" attacking five men between May 2 and 5, in the Venice Beach and Palms neighborhoods. Police say the attacks were unprovoked and some victims were seriously hurt.

Redmond O'Neal was charged Friday with attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a knife, battery and criminal threats, police said.

O'Neal, who has had a history of drug and legal troubles, has been held without bail by the Los Angeles County sheriff since his arrest on May 8, for the alleged armed robbery of a 7-Eleven store, according to police and CNN affiliate KABC.

CNN could not immediately reach O'Neal's attorney.

White man with red hair, distinct tattoos

The alleged incidents that led to the new charges "all seem to be random," Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Scotty Steven told KABC.

"It appears, though, based on what we know now, that it just started as an argument between unknown persons and quickly escalated with the violent acts," he said.

The motives are unknown.

All five alleged attacks involve a suspect whose description, at least partially, matches that of O'Neal, including being white, with red hair and distinct tattoos. All the victims described by police were white males.

- On May 2, a suspect punched another man and tried to hit him with a broken glass bottle in the Palms neighborhood, police said. The victim made the suspect angry when he "appeared to look at him," they said.

- Hours later, a man reportedly punched another man repeatedly in the head and threw him to the ground outside a convenience store, police said.

- On May 4, a suspect stabbed a man who had looked at him as he walked near the Venice Beach boardwalk, police said, adding that the wound was "serious."

- About three hours later, people found another man lying "in a pool of blood with obvious stab wounds to his face and upper body." Surveillance video showed the suspect walking away shortly after the victim was found, police said.

- The following afternoon, a suspect was spotted at a coffee shop. When an employee confronted him, the suspect "became belligerent" and pulled out a folding knife, police said. He "lunged, jabbed and threatened to harm the employee with the knife" before fleeing, police said.

After O'Neal's arrest three days later in connection with the 7-Eleven robbery, detectives linked him to the series of alleged attacks, police said.

"After O'Neal's arrest, the violent crime spree ended," police said in a statement, "and Pacific Area robbery detectives found O'Neal to strongly match the description of the suspect in these crimes."

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 726600

Reported Deaths: 13379
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion992781737
Lake53359964
Allen40387675
St. Joseph35449550
Hamilton35440408
Elkhart28376439
Tippecanoe22336217
Vanderburgh22271396
Porter18637306
Johnson17876377
Hendricks17154314
Clark12919191
Madison12574339
Vigo12426245
Monroe11845169
LaPorte11773210
Delaware10615185
Howard9859215
Kosciusko9366117
Hancock8239140
Bartholomew8042155
Warrick7766155
Floyd7645177
Grant7019174
Wayne7018199
Boone6669101
Morgan6547139
Dubois6148117
Marshall6000111
Dearborn578577
Cass5780105
Henry5681102
Noble558283
Jackson500472
Shelby489496
Lawrence4492120
Gibson434391
Harrison434271
Clinton426853
DeKalb425284
Montgomery423388
Whitley394439
Huntington387480
Steuben382957
Miami380266
Knox371890
Jasper362747
Putnam358560
Wabash353178
Adams340654
Ripley338970
Jefferson328881
White312854
Daviess295899
Wells290481
Decatur283592
Fayette278662
Greene276685
Posey270933
LaGrange264770
Scott264753
Clay259245
Randolph239781
Washington239532
Spencer231331
Jennings229248
Starke214452
Fountain211946
Sullivan211042
Owen197056
Fulton194640
Jay191830
Carroll188120
Perry182637
Orange182454
Rush172925
Vermillion168343
Franklin167735
Tipton162345
Parke145916
Blackford134532
Pike133034
Pulaski116045
Newton107034
Brown101541
Crawford99114
Benton98414
Martin87815
Warren81415
Switzerland7848
Union70710
Ohio56211
Unassigned0413

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1080121

Reported Deaths: 19344
CountyCasesDeaths
Franklin1254981392
Cuyahoga1115202107
Hamilton798171200
Montgomery512711012
Summit46997933
Lucas41982782
Butler38273580
Stark32190907
Lorain24910480
Warren24249297
Mahoning21474586
Lake20586368
Clermont19727238
Delaware18496131
Licking16396210
Fairfield16144199
Trumbull15996466
Medina15233262
Greene15027244
Clark13960297
Wood13056188
Portage12806201
Allen11609231
Richland11308198
Miami10659215
Muskingum8795132
Wayne8777210
Columbiana8756229
Pickaway8547121
Marion8511135
Tuscarawas8467243
Erie7859154
Hancock6900126
Ross6835152
Ashtabula6777169
Geauga6665148
Scioto6398101
Belmont5856167
Union570047
Lawrence5542102
Jefferson5511151
Huron5422119
Darke5344122
Sandusky5330120
Seneca5268121
Athens518258
Washington5148109
Auglaize488484
Mercer480185
Shelby468593
Knox4479110
Madison435461
Putnam4268100
Ashland421289
Fulton420969
Defiance418997
Crawford3965106
Brown392957
Logan381176
Preble379098
Clinton370561
Ottawa366279
Highland353861
Williams338075
Champaign330458
Guernsey315453
Jackson312051
Perry294550
Morrow283839
Fayette281449
Hardin270364
Henry268166
Coshocton264258
Holmes2590101
Van Wert242863
Pike237433
Adams237052
Gallia235048
Wyandot230654
Hocking215162
Carroll191247
Paulding172440
Meigs144639
Noble133337
Monroe131942
Morgan108323
Harrison107537
Vinton82415
Unassigned02
Fort Wayne
Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 38°
Angola
Cloudy
36° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 36°
Huntington
Partly Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 38°
Decatur
Cloudy
38° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 38°
Van Wert
Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 36°
We'll start Friday off dry, but the chance of rain returns. Scattered showers will be possible by late morning until the evening.
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events