A man who allegedly used an electric scooter to beat a 63-year-old woman to death on a Long Beach street has been charged with murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Amad Rashad Redding, 27, of Long Beach, is set to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.
Redding was arrested in the slaying of Rosa Elana Hernandez, whose body was found Monday in the 3100 block of E. 64th Street, a broken electric scooter nearby.
According to a police statement, "homicide detectives believe the suspect physically assaulted the victim and then proceeded to utilize a motorized scooter as a weapon during the assault."
The suspect was seen running west from the location.
About 4 1/2 hours later, detectives located Redding at a convenience store in the area of Downey Avenue and Artesia Boulevard, a few blocks from the scene of the attack, and took him into custody, police said.
The motive for the attack was still under investigation, LBPD Sgt. John Magallanes said.