Hemet Man Arrested for After Striking Man With Fire Extinguisher

Hemet Man Arrested for After Striking Man With Fire Extinguisher

HEMET, Calif. – A 19-year-old Hemet man was arrested for attempted murder and robbery authorities said.

On Monday, March 11, 2019, at around 5:30 a.m., Hemet Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 100 block of E. Stetson Avenue regarding a 30-year-old man being struck with a fire extinguisher. When emergency responders arrived, the found the victim unconscious and suffering from head trauma. He was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Joseph Anzelmo, fled the scene but was followed by a witness. Police officers arrived shortly after and took Anzelmo into custody. He was booked into jail and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact City of Hemet Police Investigator M. Gomez at 951-765-2422.

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