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Manager of Jameson’s Pub killed, Local Man Arrested

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at approximately 12:05 AM, Santa Monica police officers responded to the 2700 block of Main Street, near Jameson’s Pub, in response to a radio call of a Battery that Just Occurred. A fight ensued on the street when the Jameson’s manager asked several patrons to leave. Out on the street, one of the patrons punched the manager, causing him to lose consciousness. When the officers arrived on scene, the manager was not breathing. Officers administered CPR until the Santa Monica Fire Department arrived and took over lifesaving measures. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he ultimate succumbed to his injuries.

All three patrons involved in the incident were initially arrested and booked at the Santa Monica Jail. Following a thorough investigation of the incident, the individual responsible for punching the victim was positively identified as:

Korpie, Leonard Hector, DOB: 02/2/1998, a resident of Venice.

On June 13, the District Attorney filed the homicide charge and Korpie is being held on $2 million bail.

Anyone with information related to this incident or this individual is encouraged to contact Detective Tavera at or the Watch Commander 24 hours at 310-458-8427.

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