Keven Quiroz arrested by Tustin in an attack on an elderly man in Irvine; Police say quarrel was unleashed over dog – CBS Los Angeles

IRVINE (CBSLA) – A 23-year-old Tustin man was arrested in connection with an attack on a 69-year-old man who was walking his dog in a middle school in Irvine.

(Credit: Irvine Police Department)

Keven Quiroz was arrested Thursday in connection with an attack on an elderly man last Friday night at Sierra Vista Middle School.

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Irvine police released several photos and surveillance videos of the suspect earlier this week. The onslaught of media coverage brought several tips from the public, including an anonymous one that led to the identification of Quiroz, police said.

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According to Irvine Police, detectives found Quiroz at his Tustin apartment Thursday morning and found evidence linking him to the attack. An unloaded rifle was also found in his vehicle, which police said had nothing to do with the attack.

Police say they now believe the attack followed an argument over the suspect’s unleashed dog at school, and detectives don’t believe the older man’s ethnicity was a factor.

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Quiroz, held on $ 50,000 bail, faces charges of assault with a lethal weapon and mistreatment of the elderly. Detectives also examine the rifle to see if a gun load is being added. He is due to appear in court for the first time on March 29.

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