Man Arrested for Attempted Homicide of Elderly Couple
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
On December 10, 2019, at approximately 2:16 PM, Officers responded to a call of a battery that had just occurred in the 00 Block E Mission St.
The involved victim was described as an elderly male. The suspect was described as previously assaulting the male victim and was last seen walking east on Mission St and being followed by a witness.
Officers located the suspect, Santa Barbara resident Josue E. Torres, age 21, who was non-compliant.
Officers then contacted two victims, a man in his seventies and a woman in her sixties.
The summary of the events are as follows:
The suspect attempted to gain entry to a residence.
An assault ensued outside the home and police were called. Evidence indicated that Torres attempted to strangle the elderly male victim and picked up the female victim and began to carry her.
The elderly man sustained injuries serious enough to be transported to Cottage Hospital. The female victim also sustained injuries but did not wish to go to the hospital.
Torres was arrested and booked at County Jail on the following charges:
664/187 PC Attempt Homicide
207 PC Kidnapping
368 PC Elder Abuse
459 PC Burglary
3056 PC Parole Violation