California great-grandfather, 80, dies after brutal grocery store beating and robbery


LANCASTER, CA – Over a month after a brutal beating and robbery inside a grocery store bathroom, an 80-year-old man has since passed away due to complications revolving around his sustained injuries, according to reports.

The suspect arrested for the July attack could now be facing upgraded charges as a result.

Roberto Flores Lopez died on August 19 as a result of injuries he suffered from an attack inside a grocery store bathroom on July 8. The elderly man leaves behind his wife, three children, 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Cecilia Ramirez, one of Lopez’s children, stated the following about her father’s passing:

“My dad didn’t deserve this. My dad was a good man doing what everybody does every day. My dad was a giving, kind-hearted man and would never hurt anybody.”

The man said to be behind the attack is 22-year-old Damaris Wade, who was arrested on July 11 for the attack. According to a GoFundMe page established after the brutal attack, Lopez was said to have suffered five broken ribs, a broken eye socket and several facial fractures.

Lopez was first released from the hospital on July 20, but the sustained injuries became aggravated. He was readmitted to the hospital, where he later died as a result of the physical trauma he suffered.  

Police had also originally arrested 33-year-old Tamika White in connection with the robbery and attack, but all charges against White were later dropped.

After the July 11 arrest, Wade was charged with attempted murder, elder abuse with infliction of injury and second-degree robbery. According to a press release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Wade allegedly brutally attacked Lopez inside a grocery store bathroom and then stole his wallet after the beating.

Police records indicate that Wade was previously convicted for robbery back in 2016. Based upon the above charges alone – even if not amended in light of current circumstances – Wade could be facing up to 25 years to life in prison.

Miguel S. Coronado, a spokesperson for the deceased victim’s family, stated the following about the horrendous crime:

“We condemn this violence. This will not be tolerated. We’re angry. We’re hurt. We’re upset. And we’re calling on anybody that is doing this against our people, or any people for that matter, that you will be caught. And you’ll be prosecuted.”

Coronado further stated that the family will rally behind local authorities to ensure that justice is sought and achieved in this horrible murder:

“We will support the LAPD, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to make sure that you are brought to justice, if you are hurting any human being and you leave them for dead.”

As of this time, the DA’s Office has not yet commented on whether charges will be upgraded against Wade.

As for other attacks against the elderly, authorities are still searching for the man behind an unprovoked attack that happened in Illinois. 

Police in Chicago are seeking information on the identity of a suspect caught on video striking an elderly man while he was sweeping an outside area on July 23.

The incident was said to have happened on the 100 block of West Jackson Boulevard at roughly 2:50 p.m. on the 23rd. The suspect is a young black male who was wearing a tank top and shorts at the time of the attack.

Hate crime? Police looking for young black man who sucker-punched elderly person who was sweeping.
Suspect wanted for unprovoked assault in Chicago

The video shows a clearly unprovoked attack, as the victim is simply going about his business sweeping when the aggressor turns toward the victim and strikes him in the face.

Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of this man is asked to call Detective Stevens at (312) 744-8269.

Elderly veteran ruthlessly beat by black man in nursing home dies – family says he’s been depressed since attack

Editor Warning: The photos and video clips you’re going to see in this article are extremely disturbing.

DETROIT, MI – The 75-year-old victim of the brutal nursing home beating that happened back in May of this year, which was also caught on camera, has recently passed away.

Family members say that the elderly victim, Norman Bledsoe, had been depressed and not eating since the violent assault.

The vicious attack on Bledsoe resulted in four broken fingers, broken ribs, and a broken jaw.

The deceased’s family has intentions of suing Detroit’s Westwood Nursing Center for creating an environment where their loved one could be so brutally beaten.

As for the alleged attacker, who filmed himself committing the deed, 20-year-old Jaden Hayden has been charged with assault and credit card theft following the massive outrage that the video spawned when released online.

Back when police announced the arrest of the suspect said to be behind the beating of Bledsoe back in May, they initially did not comment on the identity of the suspect.

However, when we at Law Enforcement Today first reported on the case on May 22nd, it seemed as though the internet had already identified the suspect involved.

Here’s our original report as the case was developing.

DETROIT, MI – A new video clip and photos have emerged showing the victims of ongoing attacks in a nursing home in Michigan.

On Friday, Law Enforcement Today told you about a disturbing event caught on video of a young man beating an elderly nursing home patient until he bled. And on Saturday, we exposed new details about the investigation.

Jaydon Hayden, 20 years old, filmed himself punching multiple elderly people repeatedly until they bled at the Westwood Nursing Center.

We’ve learned about a new victim thanks to a GoFundMe campaign launched by a grandchild.

Lana Rodriguez share photos of her grandmother, along with the following message:

New images, video surface of young black man ruthlessly beating elderly white patients in nursing home

“Help us raise money to get us the proper medical attention and get a good lawyer to put this man behind bars for a long time . He abused my grandmother and many others.”

New images, video surface of young black man ruthlessly beating elderly white patients in nursing home

She share more information about the injuries the grandmother suffered.
“This man needs to be brought to justice. My poor grandmother suffered a hematoma and a mild concussion due to this monster including other medical factors.”
The video is even more disturbing.

“We have raised a small amount but thank you for those who have contributed . My grandmother has been recovering from her attacker but we still are trying to raise for a good lawyer to go against this animal in a court of law and for medical expenses,” said Rodriguez.
The man in the original video that went viral was a 75-year-old United States Veteran.

And on Saturday, we discovered that Hayden was only brought to the nursing home last week, and he was staying there because he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

If that doesn’t make sense to you, you’re not alone.

Hayden’s father spoke to the local news station Fox2. He said that Hayden has mental health issues, including autism, and severe behavioral issues, and while he does box, he’s normally not vicious. 

His father (who wished to not be identified) said that Hayden called him from the group home he’s living at to say that he wasn’t sleeping well, was hearing voices, and was feeling anxious.

Last week, he went to a mental health facility in Ann Arbor. While there, he was diagnosed with the virus and workers told his father they were taking him to another facility to quarantine.

His father said that Hayden should not have been taken to the nursing home and he would not have consented if he knew that’s where they were taking him.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, of course, has for some reason ordered that patients with COVID-19 positive tests be quarantined inside of nursing homes. We don’t know much about the virus, but what we do know is that it has proven deadly to the elderly.

Whitmer’s executive order requires nursing homes that are at less than 80% capacity to take in quarantined COVID-19 patients.

Melissa Samuel, president of the Health Care Association of Michigan, told Detroit News:

“These were areas that we immediately brought to the attention of the state and said you shouldn’t be implementing this in this manner.”

A spokesperson has since said that Whitmer is “reviewing” the order.

Hayden’s father said:

“It should’ve never happened because he should’ve never been put in that environment.”

But, he was in that environment, and it did happen. While he punched the man repeatedly in the face and head, Hayden called the man, “Bitch ass n*gga” several times.

Hayden is also accused of assaulting a staff member in Washtenaw County and there is at least one other video of him assaulting an elderly patient, a female this time.

Hayden has a YouTube channel full of videos of him boxing, along with “pranks.”


Fox2 reported that he attends NorWayne Boxing Gym but he’s not an official member of the youth program there.

The gym issued a statement online, which said:

“We share everyone’s sadness over this situation. What this highlights is the importance of helping at-risk kids in our community at an early age.”

Westwood Nursing Center said that they were unaware of the abuse until they saw the video. Their attorney has said that they are cooperating with police and investigating the incident on their own as well.

Social media has not been kind regarding the situation.

Here’s the original story we brought you.

DETROIT, MI – A video of a young man repeatedly punching an elderly male at what is reportedly a senior living facility/nursing home has sparked outrage across the country.

Luckily, Detroit Police announced that an arrest has been made, but haven’t publicly identified the suspect.

However, the internet did what it does best and may have already revealed the information on the suspect in the atrocious video.

The video in question shows what appears to be a young African American male while he pummels the face of an elderly white man for about 35 seconds.

From what it seems, this wasn’t some video that was caught on a hidden camera either, as it appears to be footage captured from the suspects cell phone.

After striking the victim over and over, the suspect rolls the victim off of the bed and uses what appears to be a bed sheet to clean the blood off of the victim’s face.

While the suspect is cleaning the blood, he’s also insulting the victim, calling him a “bitch ass n*gga” repeatedly.

On May 21st, the Detroit Police Department made an announcement via Twitter saying that an arrest has been made regarding this case.

What has been officially revealed by authorities on the case thus far is that the victim was identified as a 75-year-old patient at the Westwood Nursing Home in northwest Detroit.

The attack was said to have been recorded on May 15th, and that a 20-year-old male suspect has been arrested under some form of assault and battery.

It was also confirmed by authorities that the 20-year-old suspect arrested in connection with this case was a temporary resident at the facility undergoing some form of rehabilitation and recovery.

As far as facts delivered from authorities, that’s about the long and short of it.

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However, various online sleuths believe they’ve cracked the case in terms of the identity of the 20-year-old suspect. Furthermore, there seems to be a general consensus online as well as to the identity of the suspect, minus the confirmation of authorities.

When looking into the Twittersphere, there’s a trending hashtag called “#JaydonHayden.” The online hashtag is of course the alleged name of the suspect said to be featured in the disturbing video online.

In a YouTube account alleged to be Hayden’s, there are several videos showcasing him practicing boxing. There are also videos with titles such as “how 2 get away with burglary” and “knockout prank dare.”

After internet detectives believed that Hayden was the man behind the vicious assault, numerous online accounts were able to dig up his home address, his boxing gym, and much more on his identity.

It is unclear whether police used this information blasted online to nab their 20-year-old suspect, or if they utilized some other form of investigative techniques to land an arrest. 

What has many in an uproar about this case is that the YouTube channel that is allegedly owned by Hayden featured videos of the abuse – two videos in fact- of different victims.

A second video appears to show a white elderly woman getting punched numerous times while resting in a hospital bed.

It wasn’t until recently that YouTube removed the videos from the account allegedly owned by whom people believe to be the suspect recently arrested.

There are some online who feel as though the crimes caught on video were racially motivated as well, but there’s been no official word on that aspect from authorities.

The case has also sparked discussion of double standards within the reporting of mainstream media outlets.

Some online are noting that if the tables were turned racially between the victims and aggressor on the video then there would be round-the-clock coverage on the likes of CNN, MSNBC and the ilk.

While the aforementioned notion is speculative in nature, it doesn’t negate the importance of the discourse online whether there is some form of preferred reporting or stories that news media outlets wish to habitually cycle to behoove their ideological narratives.

It will remain to be seen whether police confirm the identity of the suspect in this case, but with all the hubbub online, it seems inevitable that the information will officially come to light from authorities.

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