Suspect Arrested in Detroit Nursing Home Elder Abuse Video

Elder Abuse suspect

DETROIT, MI – Today, Thursday May 21st, 2020, Detroit Police arrested a 20-year-old man in connection to an assault and battery of an elderly male patient at a nursing home on Detroit’s west side. 

A video had been posted on social media and shared several times by concerned citizens. It is alleged that the incident occurred on May 15th, 2020, at the Westwood Nursing Home and that both the 75-year-old male victim and the suspect were patients at the nursing home located in the 16500 block of Schaefer.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was taken into custody at the nursing home and transported to the Detroit Detention Center (DDC) without incident. Detroit Police are still investigating. 

The Ann Arbor Police Department and the Washtenaw County Sheriffs assisted in the investigation.

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Elder Abuse suspect