May 12, 2012 (Lemon Grove) – Deputies from the Lemon Grove substation received a call at 12:10 a.m. reporting that an assault victim had been taken to Paradise Valley Hospital by a friend. Deputies responded and discovered the victim, Adel Salim Rammal, 47 years of age, had been stabbed three times in the chest and he was also tased with a Taser by the suspect(s).
Deputies discovered the crime scene was located in the driveway of 3710 Hilltop Drive in Lemon Grove, in front of garage #8. Two or three blood trails were found from the garage to the street, down the sidewalk, into a neighboring parking lot and back into the street. There is also some blood leading to apartment #4.
Sheriff’s officials are seeking a person of interest, Albert Prano 6/15/70 (resident of apartment #4), who also may be injured and an unknown Hispanic male adult (may be injured).
Adel was transported to Paradise Valley Hospital by his friend and witness James Ross McIntyre, age 55. He was transferred to Mercy hospital, where doctors discovered the injuries were not life threatening. He is expected to fully recover. McIntyre claims Adel asked him to drive him to the apartment on Hilltop.
Two Hispanic male adults reportedly started beating Adel for a period of time before MccIntyre stepped out of the car. The suspects ran southbound on Hilltop and Adel said he had been shot and he was having a hard time breathing. Adel stood up and got into McIntyre’s car. They drove to the hospital and he was contacted by SDPD. The investigation is continuing.