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Man accused of trying to kill grandfather in Pomona may be in Sacramento area

Sammeon Christian Waller
Sammeon Christian Waller Pomona Police Department

A man suspected of attempted murder in the brutal beating of his 82-year-old grandfather in Pomona may be in the Sacramento-area, according to Sacramento police.

A vehicle taken from the victim’s Pomona home was impounded early Friday after it was found unoccupied in Sacramento. The suspect, 24-year-old Sammeon Christian Waller, was last seen in the area of Third and J streets in downtown Sacramento, according to a Pomona Police Department news release.

Pomona officers went to the home of Robert McPherson about 2 p.m. Friday after receiving a request for a welfare check because McPherson had not been seen or heard from in several days. Officers found a rear window of the home had been smashed in and they heard moaning sounds coming from inside the residence. They found McPherson on the floor bleeding and suffering from major head trauma.

An investigation revealed that McPherson had an active restraining order against Waller, his grandson, the news release said.

Waller is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 174 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has several tattoos, including “carpe diem” on his chest, and a rose, koi fish and the state of California on his right arm.

Waller has no known ties to the Sacramento area and no known means of transportation so he may be using public transportation, according to the news release.

Sacramento police ask residents to be on the lookout for Waller. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 911, or the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy