Police search for suspect in double shooting

DOWNEY - Downey Police have identified Alexander Antonio Roberts, 22, as the gunman in last week's double shooting that left a 2-year-old girl hospitalized.Police say Roberts and three other men were involved in an altercation with a 20-year-old man last Friday afternoon outside an apartment complex on Telegraph Road, just east of Paramount Boulevard. Roberts allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the man four times. A bullet also struck his 2-year-old daughter, who was outside playing with other children. The girl underwent surgery at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center to remove a bullet lodged near her spine. She was released from the hospital this week. Police believe the father, who remains hospitalized, may have fired his own gun during the altercation. Police don't know if he hit anyone. Police say Roberts should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him should call Downey Police at (562) 904-2308 and reference No. 12-50041 or dial 911.

********** Published: August 09, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 17