SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — The Santa Ana Police Department has announced the arrest of a suspect in the beating of a 63-year-old man in a wheelchair left in grave condition.
On Sunday, just after 7 a.m. police dispatch received a 911 call from a man who said he was witnessing a beating in the 3700 block of South Bristol Street.READ MORE: Crews Battle Brush Fire In Santa Fe Dam Area Of Irwindale
The suspect was described as a man about 35 years old, with dark hair, and wearing a gray hoodie and black pants.
The 911 caller said the victim — a Santa Ana man — was bleeding profusely from the head.
The suspect fled the area southbound on foot.
Orange County Fire Authority medics located the victim, rendered aid, and transported him to a local trauma center. The victim suffered severe head injuries and remains in grave condition.READ MORE: Scorching Hot Temperatures Hit The Southland
Witnesses told the responding officers which way the suspect fled. They found the suspect a short time later and attempted to detain him.
Police said the suspect, now identified as Vittorio Roland Froncillo, 33, attempted to flee but was captured after a short foot pursuit.
Froncillo was booked into the SAPD Jail and charged with attempted murder.
Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation.MORE NEWS: Milestone: California Reopens, Lifts Majority Of Its Mask Restrictions, Ends Social Distancing Requirements
Anyone who witnessed the attack or has additional information, is asked to call Corporal M. Lemmon at MLemmon@santa-ana.org or (714) 245-8340.