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.

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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.

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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.

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Anyone who witnessed the attack or has additional information, is asked to call Corporal M. Lemmon at or (714) 245-8340.