Friday, May 4: At 4:30 a.m., the victim, an 85 year-old Downey resident, was asleep inside her house located in the 11300 block of Cecilia when she was awakened by noises coming from the living room. As she was getting up to investigate, an unknown man opened the bedroom door and shined a flashlight in her direction. The victim screamed and the suspect fled. The victim was not injured. Saturday, May 5: At 1:30 a.m., the victim was standing outside an apartment building, located in the 9300 block of Elm Vista, when two suspects approached him and asked where he was from. Before the victim could reply, one of the suspects brandished a handgun and fired several rounds at him, before fleeing the scene. The victim was not injured. The shooting is believed to be gang related. Detectives are investigating
At 1:45 a.m., officers responded to a fight at 9021 Firestone Boulevard (Acapulco Restaurant). Upon arrival, officers contacted an incoherent victim who was unable to communicate with them. He was treated by medical personnel and transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect kick the victim in the face repeatedly. The suspect, identified as a 25-year-old male resident of Cudahy, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. His court date is pending.
Monday, May 7: At 10:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to Independence Park in reference to a fire in the restroom. Upon arrival it was discovered an unknown suspect had intentionally lit a roll of toilet paper on fire in the bathroom. The fire was extinguished and minor damage to the bathroom was caused as a result of the incident.
Information provided by the Downey Police Department
********** Published: May 10, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 04