Homeowner killed in home invasion robbery

DOWNEY -- A 59-year-old man was killed inside his Downey home Sunday during a home invasion robbery, police said.

Police dispatchers received a 911 call at about 11:13 a.m. after a neighbor witnessed two men force their way into a home on the 10300 block of Lesterford Ave., authorities said. During the robbery, a third man reportedly entered the home.

Police officers arrived as the home invaders fled. Two suspects were caught in the local neighborhood but a third suspect got away.

The two suspects caught were identified as Henry Willie Sao, 28, of Long Beach, and Paul Darvis Misikei, 19, of Anaheim. Both men were booked for homicide.

The third suspect was described as a male Pacific Islander, about 17 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 160 lbs., with black bushy hair. He was wearing a red or orange button-down shirt, blue jeans, and black and white sneakers.

He may have fled in a white, older model four-door sedan driven by another person.

Neighbors identified the victim as 59-year-old Jim Rudometkin, a real estate agent. Police said they do not know how Rudometkin died.

Mayor Alex Saab said the home invasion "does not appear to be a random break in."

"It appears at this time that the victim was being specifically targeted," Saab said. "I want to repeat this; it does not appear to be a random crime."

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Paul Hernandez at (562) 904-2368. Tips can also be left anonymously by calling (800) 222-TIPS.