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Senior Accused of Assaulting Fellow Senior With Cane During Dispute Over Man

Published on Saturday, July 31, 2021 | 9:38 am

A 63-year-old Pasadena woman is accused of assault with a deadly weapon after she struck a 78-year-old woman in a wheelchair in the face with a walking cane amid a dispute over a man on Friday afternoon, police said.

The alleged attack took place about 3:30 p.m. in the 100 block of North Raymond Ave., Pasadena police Lt. Anthony Burgess said.
The two women had seen each other earlier in the day and exchanged words, he said. They had a dispute over a man in whom both were interested.

When they encountered one another along Raymond Avenue, the suspect struck the victim, who uses a wheelchair, twice in the face with her walking cane, opening up a laceration, according to the lieutenant.

Paramedics responded to treat the woman, who was not ultimately hospitalized.

A city employee recognized a woman matching the description of the suspect a short time later at nearby Memorial Park, Burgess said. Officers responded and took her into custody without incident.

Shirley Johns, 63, of Pasadena was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to police and Los Angeles County booking records.

Bail for Johns was set at $30,000 pending her initial court appearance, records show.

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