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Officers Responding to ‘Unknown Trouble’ Call Find Man Struck in Head By Gun, Crowbar

Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | 7:19 am
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Pasadena officers responding to a call transferred from the California Highway Patrol dispatch about 9:45 p.m. Monday encountered a victim who had been struck by a handgun then a crowbar, police said.

The victim, a man in his 30’s, suffered a one-inch laceration on his head and hand injuries but declined medical attention, according to Pasadena police Lt. Sean Dawkins. The incident occurred in the 400 block of Vineyard Place.

“The victim, who was initially uncooperative, ultimately told the officers that his brother-in-law threatened him with an Airsoft handgun and struck him in the head with it, and then struck him with a crowbar,” Dawkins said.

Dawkins said the suspect is not reported to have fired the gun.

After the assault, the suspect fled before officers arrived but was later found at his residence and arrested.

Dawkins said the suspect is 43-year-old Pasadena resident Roberto Cambron. Cambron was booked for assault with a deadly weapon and was being held at the Pasadena Jail on a $30,000 bond.

Officers recovered the Airsoft gun at the scene of the alleged assault, Dawkins said.

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