Koreatown beating: Suspect charged, re-arrested in attack on 85-year-old grandmother

KOREATOWN, LOS ANGELES -- A man has been arrested for the second time in connection with the brutal beating of an 85-year-old woman in Koreatown, authorities announced Wednesday.

Richard Rene Colomo, a 41-year-old Bell Gardens resident, was taken into custody Tuesday after the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed one felony count against him: elder abuse causing great bodily injury, according to a news release.

"The charge includes an allegation that the defendant personally inflicted great bodily injury and two allegations of previous felony convictions," a DA spokesperson said in an email to ABC7.

Colomo was being held in lieu of $80,000 bail, according to online inmate records.

The victim, Mi Reum Song, was attacked Feb. 10 as she was walking to a grocery store in the area of Olympic Boulevard and Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department investigators said. She suffered significant injuries to her head and face.

LAPD detectives initially arrested Colomo after reviewing surveillance video and receiving several tips from the community. He was released on Feb. 16.

Prosecutors reviewed the case on Feb. 22 and filed a charge against Colomo, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, the police statement said. He was later located and re-arrested by officers from the LAPD's Olympic Division.

Colomo is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.
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