(LOS ANGELES) — A 92-year-old man was brutally attacked by a woman with a brick while walking down a Los Angeles street on July 4, police said.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said that a suspect in the attack, Laquisha Jones, 30, was arrested Tuesday in the incident.
The victim was identified by police as Rodolfo Rodriguez. ABC-owned station KABC-TV reported that a witness saw a woman “[push] him and dropped him. She took a block of concrete and hit him in his head many times.”
Jones, 30, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail.
The sheriff’s department said that the motive for the assault remains unknown.
An eyewitness told KABC-TV that the attack started after Rodriguez passed the woman while walking down the sidewalk.
Rodriguez was taken to a local hospital for treatment but has since been released to recover from his injuries at home, according to police.
“He is doing really bad, has a lot of bruises on his face and a broken cheekbone,” a man who says he is Rodriguez’s grandson wrote on a GoFundMe page created to collect funds for his medical expenses. The fundraiser had reached more than $250,000 by Wednesday.
A court date has not yet been set for Jones, according to the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department database.
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