VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): “I would die and kill for Allah” yelled 57-year-old, Mohamed Ahmed Elrawi as he chased his terrified neighbor with a sword during a dispute. Just before 5:10 p.m. on Monday, December 7th deputies from the Victorville Station responded to a subject that was brandishing a weapon on the 14000 block of La Paz Drive.
Due to the nature of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the search of Ellrawi’s home. During the execution of a search warrant detectives located a Koran along with several other undisclosed items leading investigators to believe Elrawi may be a radicalized Muslim. “Sheriff’s Intelligence Division was notified of the investigation. Deputies began surveillance and at a little after midnight, Elrawi returned to his apartment and was quickly taken into custody without incident,” said Sgt. Dave Burgess.
There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. Elrawi’s past church has attempted to debunk the radicalization accusations, saying that mental illness was the cause of the incident. Elrawi was booked into the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto for attempted murder and criminal threats. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. Elrawi is scheduled for an arraignment hearing at the Victorville Superior court on Thursday, December 17th.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Detective M. Mason or Sergeant Dave Burgess at the Victorville Police Department reference report # 171514867 at 760-241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.