67-year-old woman booked for murder after fist-fight

Sunday, August 7, 2016

COMPTON, Calif. -- A 67-year-old woman was booked for murder after physically fighting another woman in her 60s at a Compton, California, park, sheriff's officials said.

Homicide detectives learned Compton Station deputies responded to the 2000 block of West Alondra Boulevard at about 7 p.m. on Thursday on a call of a "woman not breathing."

When they arrived to the park, deputies found a 63-year-old woman lying on the ground and unresponsive.

Officials said a group of women were at the park when a 67-year-old became annoyed with another woman, arguing that she was too loud. The argument quickly became physical with both punching each other and one being hit with a cane, sheriff's officials said in a press release.

Both women ended up on the ground where the fight continued. The 67-year-old suspect got up and walked away while the other complained she could not breathe.

The victim was then transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The 67-year-old woman was arrested and booked for murder at Century Regional Detention Center, where she was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Anyone with information about the incident was encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. To remain anonymous, call "Crime Stoppers" at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).