A cameraman shooting the Ghostbusters reboot in Chinatown helped police track down a 24-year-old from JP who allegedly pushed an elderly woman on Thursday. The 72-year-old later died from her injuries.
Tajanetta Downing of JP is being held without bail, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. Prosecutors charged her with aggravated assault and battery and assault and battery on a person 60 years old or older. Those charges were leveled before the elderly woman died.
According to the Herald, a quick-thinking cameraman for the movie followed Downing long enough to provide cops a description of her. The Herald identified the victim as Yuzhen Lei, a grandmother.
The older woman fell and hit her head. She was taken to Tufts Medical Center with life-threatening head injuries, according to the District Attorney’s office. She died Thursday night, the Herald said.
A spokesman for the District Attorney Dan Conley said that while no increase in charges is imminent, prosecutors will consider them after an autopsy and legal analysis.