Denver homicide suspect arrested in Torrance home-invasion robbery, beating

Cheryl Sanders
May 31, 2017

According to Torrance police, two suspects entered the home and assaulted the woman.

Police said Dmarco Blake, 17, and an unidentified man, also from Colorado, were arrested Monday night after an apparent home invasion in Torrance, in the Los Angeles area, KMGH-Channel 7 reports.

When officers arrived, they heard screaming and then saw two people running outside.

Police take someone into custody in connection with a home invasion in Torrance
Police take someone into custody in connection with a home invasion in Torrance

Police take someone into custody in connection with a home invasion in Torrance on May 29, 2017.

The officers immediately detained one of the suspects. The suspect replied, "Prop 57", Harris said. A perimeter was then set up for about an hour and a half with K-9 officers before the 17-year-old suspect, was found in the garage attic.

Authorities have not yet released the suspects' names.


Proposition 57, approved in November by California voters, allows for early parole for qualifying nonviolent offenders.

Denver police have not released many details of the homicide there, but said the suspects might have committed seven crimes, mostly burglaries and attempted burglaries, that night.

D'Marco Jaquise Blake is accused of shooting and killing 27-year-old Timothy Anderson at a home in the 3900 block of South Spruce Street on May 15.


Both suspects were taken into custody and are being held on multiple charges, including robbery, elder abuse and robbery.

"It's very frightening. It's very scary", Archer said.

An elderly woman who was in the home suffered minor injuries during the break-in and was taken to a hospital, Harris said.


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