WHITTIER – A Whittier police officer used a stun gun to subdue an outraged autistic man at his home early Sunday morning, officials said. Officers went to an apartment in the 7600 block of Bright Avenue at about 2:45 a.m. in response to a call from the mother of an autistic man, who said her son was destroying the apartment and slamming his head into walls, said Whittier police Officer Jason Zuhlke. When officers arrived, the man’s head was bleeding. He ran toward officers and they struggled. The man grabbed the officer’s baton and opened it, Zuhlke said. Another officer fired a stun gun at the man. He fell to the ground, and officers handcuffed him, said Zuhlke. He was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for treatment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Suspects sought in double shooting SANTA FE SPRINGS – Officers are searching for the gunmen in a possibly gang-related shooting, said Whittier police Officer Jason Zuhlke said Monday. Gunshots were fired at two Whittier men driving east on Foxley Drive from Santa Fe Springs Road at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Zuhlke said. The vehicle was hit by bullets from a rifle and a semiautomatic handgun. One man was hit in the arm and the other was shot in the abdomen, he said. They drove to Whittier Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, said officials. No suspects were identified, and the victims were not cooperative with police, Zuhlke said. 2-man fight ends with arrest WHITTIER – A verbal argument allegedly over domestic abuse turned physical when a man picked up a metal fan lying on the sidewalk and hit his mother’s boyfriend on the head with it, police said. Whittier police were called to the Budget Inn, 14044 Whittier Blvd. at 10:45 p.m. Saturday because of an argument between two men outside the building, said Officer Jason Zuhlke. After being hit with a steel fan, the mother’s boyfriend ran back into the hotel room, said Zuhlke. The other man tried to kick in the front door, and did not respond to officers telling him to stop, Zuhlke said. Officers hit the man with a baton and were then able to take him into custody, said Zuhlke. Michael Moreno, 25, of Whittier was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Zuhlke said. Robbery suspect sought by police WHITTIER – Police are searching for a man who robbed J.C. Penney store in the Whittier Town Center. A man with a shaved head and a goatee beard pretended to purchase a tie in the store at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, said Officer Jason Zuhlke. “He demanded money from the cashier,” said Zuhlke. “He fumbled with his waistband and threatened to kill the cashier.” The cashier gave him $170 in cash, and he ran out the north doors, Zuhlke said. The robber is a white, heavy-set man, with a shaved head. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information about the crime should call (562) 945-8250. Volunteers needed to clean up school PICO RIVERA – Montebello Gardens School, 4700 Pine St., invites parents and residents to take part in a day-long campus beautification project from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers will be painting, planting and generally sprucing up the school. There will be musical entertainment, free hot dogs and popcorn, prizes and raffles. For more information, call (562) 463-5191. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!