Lomita Sheriff substation at Promenade on the Peninsula

The Lomita Sheriff's substation at the Promenade on the Peninsula in Rolling Hills Estates on April 19, 2019. (Photo by Lisa Jacobs)

Two men who were taken into custody for the alleged beating of a young man with autism caught on video in Rolling Hills were released last week after the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office asked for further investigation, authorities said.

Declan Bell-Wilson, 18, of Rolling Hills was released after posting bond and Korey Streeter, 18, of Palos Verdes Estates was released Monday, April 15, after prosecutors declined to press charges pending further investigation, said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office.

The two men were arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies after videos surfaced showing the two men attacking another man in the parking structure of the Promenade at the Peninsula in the 500 block of Deep Valley Drive, March 22.

The site of the assault was the same as that of a homicide in which 66-year-old Susan Leeds of Rancho Palos Verdes woman was stabbed to death, a case that remains unsolved.

Authorities began investigating March 25 after they were made aware of two recordings, which were posted online, authorities said.

The first recording showed two men mocking the victim and stealing items from his pockets after the assault, the Sheriff’s Department said in a release.

The second video showed the victim shirtless and the two men ordering him to strip down to his underwear in front of a crowd.

Investigators identified the two suspects through the video and arrested them on suspicion of conspiracy, assault and robbery.

Bell-Wilson posted bond and was released. Streeter was released four days after his arrest, according to jail records.

The Sheriff’s Department continued to investigate the assault, Santiago said.

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