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Attacker Re-Arrested in Beating of 85-Year-Old Koreatown Woman

The man was then released Feb. 15 after prosecutors asked for further investigation in the case.

Detectives have re-arrested a man suspected of beating an 85-year-old woman in Koreatown, leaving her with severe head injuries. 

Richard Rene Colomo, 41, was taken into custody Tuesday by officers from the LAPD Olympic Area station, according to booking records. 

The victim’s granddaughter Yujin Ko said Wednesday she was relieved at word of the arrest, and had almost given up hope the case would ever be closed.

Colomo was being held in lieu of $80,000 bail on a felony charge of elder abuse, according to a court filing.

He’s suspected of attacking the woman on the afternoon of Feb. 10, 2017 near Olympic Blvd. and Vermont Ave., the LAPD said.

Police released security video from a business nearby that recorded an image of the attacker running from the scene, and announced an arrest three days later.

Colomo was then released Feb. 15 after prosecutors requested additional time to investigate, a spokesman for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said.

The District Attorney’s Office also confirmed Colomo was previously convicted in 2002 of carrying a loaded, unregistered handgun and in 1998 of assault with a deadly weapon.

Colomo was scheduled to make an initial appearance in court in Downtown Los Angeles Thursday.

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