On Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at approximately 7:52 a.m., Pasadena police responded to the 100 block of East Colorado Boulevard regarding a physical attack on an elderly couple who were in the area for their daily walk. Officers arrived on scene and located the couple. The elderly male victim was injured but in stable condition. The elderly female victim was also injured and found to be in critical condition, in and out of consciousness. Pasadena fire paramedics transported her to a local hospital where she was admitted and remained in critical condition for the next few days. The male victim’s injuries were minor, and he was released after being treated.
Pasadena homicide detectives canvassed the area for evidence and witnesses. The investigation revealed that the elderly couple were walking on the sidewalk when the suspect, for unknown reason(s) and without provocation, punched and kicked the male victim and pushed the female victim, causing her to fall and hit her head on the concrete sidewalk, according to police.
Police identified the suspect as Oscar Villamil, a 43-year-old Hispanic male and a search commenced immediately by local and surrounding law enforcement agencies.
On Tuesday, the female victim succumbed to her injuries. She has been identified as 80-year-old Pui Gee Ng Lee, a Pasadena resident.
That same day at approximately 8:37 a.m., Pasadena Police were notified that Villamil was being detained in the 700 block of South Raymond Avenue by deputies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Pasadena Police responded and took custody.
Villamil was booked at the Pasadena Police Department’s jail with one count of homicide and an outstanding battery warrant. His bail was set at more than $2 million.
Homicide Detectives presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office on Wednesday for filing review.
Pasadena Police is asking anyone with information about this case to call the Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241.