A man was in custody Thursday in connection with the death of a woman whom he allegedly attacked in Long Beach nearly a year ago.
Lawrence Jackson, 19, of Bellflower was arrested on Wednesday in the killing of Barbara Scott, 72, the Long Beach Police Department reported.
Jackson was taken into custody during a traffic stop in Bellflower, and was booked into the Long Beach city jail on suspicion of murder, police said. He was being held on $2 million bail.
Detectives plan to present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office later this week, police said.
According to police, the crime occurred on Aug. 21, 2021, at about 9 a.m. in the 1000 block of Redondo Avenue.
Officers were sent to the location “regarding an argument between a male and female adult, with a female adult victim intervening, which resulted in the death of the female victim,” police said.
“Upon arrival, officers observed an adult female victim being treated by Long Beach Fire Department personnel for a complaint of pain to her upper body,” police said. “The woman declined any further medical attention and began providing information to officers.
“The woman described being in the alleyway when she intervened an argument between a male and female. The male approached the victim and struck her with his fist in her upper body, causing her to fall to the ground. The male and female then left the area,” police said.
At the conclusion of her interview with officers, the victim returned to her residence, police said.
Later that day, officers were sent back to the location, where paramedics were treating the same victim, who was unresponsive in her apartment, police said. She was taken to a hospital by paramedics.
On Sept. 16, 2021, officers were summoned to a local skilled nursing facility after receiving a report that the woman had died, police said.