In Boston, a 72-year-old grandmother has died after being shoved to the ground and critically injured by another woman. In a weird detail, the assault occurred near the set of the Ghostbusters movie remake in Chinatown, and crew members were able to aid police in identifying and apprehending the suspect.
Woman, 72, dies after allegedly being pushed in Chinatown
24-year-old Tajanetta Downing is accused of shoving Yuzhen Lei, leaving her with a fatal head injury.
Downing was crossing the street when Lei bumped into her. She pushed Lei, who fell to the ground and hit her head on the pavement. She was taken to the hospital, where she was treated for a skull fracture, brain swelling and bleeding, and placed on life support. She was pronounced dead on Thursday night.
The attack took place about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Essex and Chauncy streets, where a scene from the remake of the hit movie was being shot.
Tajanetta Downing, 24, of Jamaica Plain later told officers she was crossing the street when an elderly woman bumped into her, police said.
Downing, who stands 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, told them she pushed the woman, who fell to the ground, and then she walked away but could hear a bystander asking the victim if she was OK, police said.
Yuzhen Lei hit her head on the pavement and was taken to Tufts Medical Center, where she was treated for a skull fracture, brain swelling and bleeding and was placed on life support, Assistant District Attorney Amy J. Galatis said.
The assault occurred across the street from where the Ghostbuster remake has been filming this week. A cameraman who saw the attack followed Downing long enough to get a description of her for police.
Downing was charged with aggravated assault and battery, and assault and battery on a person 60 or older.
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