Police Beat

By Michelle Roberts

Arizona Daily Wildcat

The backseat passenger of a Ford Festiva was shot in the shoulder Saturday night when a black Mercedes Benz pulled up next to the Festiva and fired several rounds at the car.

The incident occurred near East Broadway and North Sixth Avenue.

On the way to the hospital, the Festiva's passengers saw an ambulance and a UAPD car, and stopped for assistance near East Sixth Street and Campbell Avenue.

The occupants of the car told police that they did not know why they were shot at.

The Tucson Police Department took over the case.

An employee of Louie's Lower Level was arrested on molestation charges Thursday after being questioned and transported to the Tucson Police Department.

Ramon Acedo IV, 21, of the 600 block of North Seventh Avenue, fit the physical description of the suspect sought by TPD.

He was seen walking east on East University Boulevard toward the Old Main Building. UAPD officers found Acedo working at Louie's Lower Level, which is located in the basement level of the Student Union Building. Officers took him outside, and he was transported to TPD.

He subsequently was arrested by that department.

A 21-year-old student was charged with assault Friday after he hit someone in the Student Recreation Center.

Khaled Swailem, of the 1000 block of North Windsor, was arrested for allegedly hitting someone on the left side of the jaw after the two fought over who's turn it was to play basketball.

The center's facility manager told police that the victim had just completed a game of basketball and was supposed to leave the court. Swailem told the victim to leave the court, but he did not.

The two got into an argument, and Swailem allegedly hit the victim. The victim told the facilities manager that he did not want to press assault charges and agreed that a coin toss would decide who would play.

The victim lost the coin toss and decided to press charges.

Swailem told police that although he and the victim argued, he did not hit the victim.

Witness told police they saw the argument but did not see the assault.

Swailem was cited and released on his promise to appear.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.

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