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The Latest: Man held in random beating of LA woman, 85

March 1, 2018

ADDS TO NOTE THE VICTIM WAS 85 WHEN ATTACKED - This Feb. 27, 2018 booking photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Richard Colomo. Police say Colomo, a suspect in the random beating of a woman in Los Angeles, was re-arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony elder abuse. The 41-year-old was arrested earlier this month and then released pending further investigation. Detectives say the victim, Mi Reum Song, was walking down the street when a man punched the 85-year-old woman in the face, causing her to fall and slam her head on the pavement. Song has since turned 86. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a man for the beating of an elderly woman (all times local):

6:40 p.m.

Police have re-arrested a man they say randomly punched an octogenarian as she walked down a Los Angeles street.

Richard Colomo was taken into custody Tuesday. It wasn’t clear whether he had a lawyer.

The 41-year-old was arrested earlier this month but released pending further investigation.

Detectives say the victim, Mi Reum (mee ruhm) Song, was walking to a grocery store in Koreatown on Feb. 10 when a man hit her in the face.

She fell, slammed her head on the pavement and lost consciousness. She suffered gashes to her head and two black eyes but police say she will recover.

Song was 85 at the time of the attack but has since turned 86.

Investigators say Colomo didn’t know the woman and they’re still trying to determine a motive for the attack.

He’s been charged with abuse of an elder that caused great bodily injury and could face up to nine years in prison if convicted.

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12:32 p.m.

Police say a suspect has been re-arrested in the random beating of an 86-year-old woman in Los Angeles.

Officials say Richard Colomo was taken into custody again Tuesday on suspicion of felony elder abuse. The name of his lawyer was not immediately available.

The 41-year-old was arrested earlier this month and then released pending further investigation.

Detectives say the victim, Mi Reum (mee ruhm) Song, was walking down the street when a man punched her in the face, causing her to fall and slam her head on the pavement.

The attack happened Feb. 10, about a block from a police station in the Koreatown neighborhood.

Officials say Colomo did not know the victim. Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the crime.

Police said Song is expected to recover.

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