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Police make arrest in woman's videotaped attack

12:29 PM, Oct 14, 2011   |    comments
Rasaan Zawadi
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SACRAMENTO, CA - With help from tips from citizens, Sacramento police detectives identified and arrested one of two individuals suspected of attacking a woman that was caught on video.

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The Sacramento Police Department says a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy stopped suspect Rasaan Zawadi, 21, Thursday morning on an unrelated incident. Police detectives had an arrest warrant for Zawadi for assault with a gang enhancement in the Oct. 1 attack on the 42-year-old woman.

Investigators believe Zawadi and his accomplice posted the video on social media themselves. Detectives suspect the attack was gang-related and they're still looking to find and name the second attacker.

The police department continued to urge anyone with information about the assault to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


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