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News Release

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with the February 10, 2018 beating of 85-year-old Mi Reum Song.

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 1:25 p.m., Mi Reum Song was brutally struck in the face as she walked to the grocery store in the area of Olympic Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. Mrs. Song sustained significant injuries to her head and face as a result 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 Monday, 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, five-feet seven-inches tall, weighing 170 pounds.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office reviewed the case on February 22, 2017 and filed one felony count of Elder Abuse causing Great Bodily Injury, a violation of Penal Code Section 368(B)(1). A warrant was issued for Colomo's arrest. Officers from Olympic Division located and arrested Colomo on February 27, 2018.

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