A nine-year-old Los Angeles boy who was stabbed to death by a homeless man at a Target store last month was released from hospital just before Christmas.
Brayden Medina was able to leave the hospital alone on Friday. He had been in the hospital since a homeless man stabbed him in the back with a butcher knife from the store’s kitchen section on November 15. The homeless man also stabbed a 25-year-old woman.
The man grabbed the knife and threatened to kill the boy before stabbing him and the other woman, according to Los Angeles police. The boy tried to walk away before the man stabbed him.
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After the two attacks, the suspect was shot dead by the store’s security guard.
Los Angeles Police Department Capt. E. Morales posted video on Twitter showing the boy exiting the hospital and walking towards a police cruiser while his family follows him with balloons.
“Holiday wishes come true,” Morales wrote in the tweet. “Today, Central Area granted a wish for B. Medina, who was the victim of a brutal crime at Target over a month ago.”
“He was able to walk by himself and be home with his family over the holidays,” she continued.
The woman who was attacked in the shop was thanked by the boy’s family for trying to intervene when he was attacked.
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“It was said that the 25-year-old woman who was stabbed in the chest intervened to save my cousin’s life. God bless her soul,” Medina’s cousin Lizzete Molina wrote on a GoFundMe page, asking for donations to help the boy’s recovery. “My prayers go out to her and my heart goes out to her family.”