Amad Rashad Redding Biography
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on murder charges, suspected of brutally beating a 63-year-old woman to death using a scooter in Long Beach Monday afternoon.
Amad Rashad Redding was captured a little over four hours after the killing of Rosa Elena Hernandez, Long Beach police reported Tuesday.
Long Beach ‘scooter murder’ Update: The suspect of the murder of Rosa Elena Hernandez has been identified as 27-year-old, Amad Rashad Redding of Long Beach. He is currently being held on $2,000,000 at the Long Beach City Jail. https://t.co/PCU20whnnZ
— Alex Exum (@alexexum) May 14, 2019
Surveillance video of the suspect. At about 12:30 p.m. Monday, Hernandez was walking home from visiting a relative when a man ran up and began assaulting her in the 3100 blocks of East 64th Street. When a bystander tried to intervene, the suspect grabbed a Bird electrical rental scooter and used it to continue beating Hernandez, police said.
Officers responded to find Hernandez with significant injuries to her upper torso. She died at the scene.
Police just announced the name of the suspected killer: 27-year-old Amad Rashad Redding. Jail logs list him as a transient living in Long Beach. https://t.co/bMcSgJtlcF
— Jeremiah Dobruck (@jeremiahdobruck) May 14, 2019
A neighbor told CBS2 that the attack was captured on security video.
“They (police) saw him socking on her, pushed her down, kicking on her, and then she fell down,” neighbor Robin Fagan said Monday. “And then he went and got the scooter and started beating her on the head with the scooter.”
The suspect, described by witnesses as a black man with facial hair, was last seen running west on 64th Street. At about 5 p.m., Redding was arrested at a nearby convenience store in the area of Downey Avenue and Artesia Boulevard, about a half-mile from the killing.
Hit Her Over the Head With an Electric Scooter
The attack on Rosa Elena Hernandez occurred around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019. She was walking home after visiting a friend just a few blocks away.
Amad Rashad Redding is accused of beating a 63-year-old woman to death in Long Beach, California, using a Bird electric scooter, police say. Redding is a 27-year-old Louisiana native who was charged with setting his house on fire there in February: https://t.co/6W5awOIgPF
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A witness told police that he saw a man approach Hernandez and begin beating her. The witness told police that when he tried to intervene, the suspect grabbed the scooter and used it to hit Hernandez over the head.
Another neighbor, identified as Robin Fagan, told CBS Los Angeles that the attack was recorded on a nearby surveillance camera. She told the TV station that the police obtained the videotape. “They (police) saw him socking on her, pushed her down, kicking on her, and then she fell down. And then he went and got the scooter and started beating her on the head with the scooter.”
Police said Hernandez “significant injuries to her upper torso.” She was declared dead at the scene.
Amad Redding Was Arrested at a Convenience Store Near the Crime Scene
The suspect, now identified by police as 27-year-old Amad Rashad Redding, ran away from the scene. But police located him less than five hours later.
He was found at a convenience store near Downey Avenue and Artesia Boulevard, which is about half a mile away from the crime scene. Police said Redding was arrested without incident.