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Man, 32, arrested in assault on elderly grocery shopper

Updated August 7, 2020 - 10:53 am

A man has been arrested in the assault on a disabled senior citizen at an east Las Vegas Valley shopping center, according to law enforcement records.

Clark County Detention Center records show that Alex Deontae Solomon, 32, was booked at the jail Thursday on suspicion of abuse of an older/vulnerable person. Solomon was booked under the same Las Vegas police event number that police listed for the July 30 assault of the senior citizen at a shopping complex on East Flamingo Road.

The 77-year-old disabled man was walking into a shopping center on the 1300 block of East Flamingo, pushing a shopping cart, when he was attacked for no reason, police said.

“An unidentified male walked toward him as he was about to enter the store and punched him in the head without provocation,” police said. “The suspect then walked away before police arrived.”

Police released video and still photos from the assault in an attempt to identify a suspect. Las Vegas police said Friday morning that Solomon was arrested without incident in the 5400 block of Maryland Parkway. Further details were not released.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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