Authorities arrested a woman Tuesday in connection with the brutal July 4 beating of a 92-year-old man in Southern Los Angeles, police said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that officials arrested Laquisha Jones, 30, of Los Angeles, Tuesday night and charged her with assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly beating Rodolfo Rodriguez as he was walking down a sidewalk, KABC reported.
Police made the arrest after identifying Jones in a witness photo of the incident, depicting the woman holding a piece of concrete and walking with a young girl by her side.
Witnesses and investigators said that one woman and several men attacked Rodriguez with the block of concrete because Rodriguez allegedly bumped into the young girl while walking down the street.
“The woman pushed him and dropped him. She took the block of concrete and hit him in his head many times,” a witness said.
The beating left Rodriguez with injuries to his face, cheekbone, head, and ribs. He is recovering from his injuries at home after being released from the hospital.
Rodriguez’s family created a GoFundMe page to raise money for his medical expenses. As of Wednesday morning, the page raised more than $256,000.
Authorities are holding Jones on $200,000 bond.