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News Release

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Media Relations

Arrest of Koreatown Aggravated Assault Suspect NR18050tk

Koreatown: The Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Division detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with the February 10, 2018, assault of 85-year-old Mi Reum Song.

On February 10, 2018, around 1:25 p.m., Mi Reum Song was struck in her face by a male Hispanic as she was walking to the grocery store around Olympic Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. Mrs. Song sustained injuries to her head and face because of the attack.

Detectives assigned to the case located video from a local business that showed a person of interest running from the scene shortly after the crime was committed.

On February 12, 2018, a press conference was held at Olympic Community Police Station to request the assistance from the community in identifying the person of interest.

Within hours, the Los Angeles Police Department received several tips that led to the identification of 41-year-old Richard Rene Colomo of Bell Gardens. Colomo is a male Hispanic, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds.

After several interviews and extensive investigation by detectives, Colomo was arrested for the crime.

The Los Angeles Police Department would like to thank the community for their assistance in identifying the suspect of this crime.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Hee Bae Cho, Olympic Area Detectives, at 213-382-9393. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.