Man shot during home invasion

DOWNEY - A man is in critical condition after he was shot in the head following a home invasion robbery in Downey early Tuesday morning.Police responded to a shots fired call at about 12:05 a.m. at the 9300 block of Elm Vista Drive, where they found the victim in front of a residence. He was transported to a local hospital. Witnesses told police that three black men forced their way into the victim's home "seeking valuables." A confrontation inside the home spilled into the front yard, where the victim was shot in the head. The suspects were seen fleeing westbound on Elm Vista Drive in a small, light-colored (possibly white) passenger vehicle. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Robert Del Rio at (562) 904-2324 or Detective Paul Hernandez at (562) 904-2340.

********** Published: January 26, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 41