An officer collects evidence at the scene where a security guard was injured in an incident with an unruly patron at a Downey restaurant on May 17, 2018. Somebody might drive by and there’s a drive-by shooting.”
A man accused of purposefully running over a security guard after he was asked to leave a Downey eatery turned himself in on Friday, police said. Another security guard at Gloria’s told KTLA that the victim, who is named Joseph and has children, was in a coma on Friday. “It is a safe place, but sometimes there’s just people that they’re not in their right mind,” he said. He taken to the hospital in critical condition. Officers responded to the establishment at 7401 Florence Ave. Anonymous tips can be submitted via Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477
-118.140018 “I pray for the family. Anyone with additional information can contact Downey police at 562-904-2308 or Detective Ethan Roberts at 562-904-2333. around 10:20 p.m. “I mean, you can actually be in your own house and something might happen. Police learned that the incident began as a “disturbance” inside the restaurant between Vallejo and several women, the release states. Hector Jonathan Aceves Vallejo was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the incident, which occurred Thursday at Gloria’s Cocina Mexicana Restaurant, the Downey Police Department said in a news release. Vallejo then allegedly got in his car, striking the guard as he drove off. that night and found the 49-year-old guard suffering from a head wound, officials said. (Credit: OnScene.TV)
Marvin Vargas, who goes to Gloria’s regularly, said he recognized the victim and expressed sympathy for him. “He was just doing his job, I guess,” Vargas said. The guard escorted Vallejo out of the premises and asked him to leave, but then the two men became engaged in a verbal dispute in the business’ parking lot. Hopefully he’ll come back and be OK.”
The restaurant does not normally have a charged or dangerous atmosphere, according to Vargas. A still from surveillance video released by Downey police shows a security guard being run over in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant on May 17, 2018.