Man Beats 84-Year-Old Relative To Death, Arrested

GLENDALE – A 22-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for the beating to death of an elderly man.

84-year-old Ruben Sanchez

84-year-old Ruben Sanchez, apparently a relative to the young suspect, James Adrien Sanchez, was found by his grandchild in his apartment at in the 1800 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard around 5:30 am on Monday. Ruben Sanchez was gushing blood and appeared to have a gunshot wound according to Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. His grandchild called 911 and reported the sighting in effort to save him.

When police arrived, they did not find any signs of forced entry or gunshots, and figured the incident must have begun as a burglary. However, they did find Ruben severely injured from beating.

The next day, James Sanchez was arrested on suspicion of murder after being identified and located in El Cajon. He was booked into Glendale City Jail thereafter. Authorities were unable to determine the relationship connection of James and Ruben Sanchez, nor the motive of James Sanchez’ attack.

Ruben Sanchez died at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, the result of an event that, according to police, became the first “reportable homicide” in Glendale since 2009.

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