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Friday, April 12:
At 1:30 a.m., officers pursued a vehicle onto the 5 freeway from Lakewood after the driver refused to pull over during an attempted traffic stop. The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed into a freeway retaining wall at the interchange of the 710 freeway and 60 freeways. The male driver was arrested and booked for felony evading. Narcotics paraphernalia was also located inside the vehicle.
At 9:30 p.m., a male was shot in the leg as he was conversing with a female in the parking lot in the 7400 block of Florence Avenue. The suspect, an unknown male, walked up to the victim and shot him before fleeing in a vehicle. The victim’s injury was not life threatening. Detectives are investigating.
Sunday, April 14:
At 12:30 p.m., officers arrested a man for assault with a deadly weapon after he hit someone in the back with a metal shovel in the 7300 block of Dinwiddie. Officers located the man on a rooftop, armed with a saw and hammer, in the 7300 block of Pellet. The suspect was acting irrational and suddenly placed an electrical wire loop around his
neck before jumping off the roof in an attempt to hang himself.
Officers, risking injury to themselves, acted quickly to free the man and he was later treated at a local hospital. Due to the officers quick actions the suspect did not sustain any serious injury and was later booked on a felony assault charge.
At 4:45 p.m., a shallow grave with a body was found on the embankment of the 105 freeway west of Lakewood Boulevard. Detectives conducted a homicide investigation with the assistance of the Los Angeles County Coroner. Through investigative means Downey Police Detectives were able to identify and arrest suspect Bryan Petty, 22 years
old, transient who stayed in the area of the freeway. The suspect was booked into Los
Angeles County Jail.
Wednesday, April 17:
At 11:30 p.m., a Downey Police Officer was driving in the area of Foster Road and Cornuta when he was alerted to a stolen vehicle by his License Plate Reader system. The officer found the vehicle and recovered it. The vehicle will be returned to its owner.