63-Year-Old Woman Dies After Fight in Compton; 67-Year-Old Woman Arrested: LASD

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A 67-year-old woman was arrested after a 63-year-old woman died following a fight between the pair in Compton, authorities said Friday.

Deputies responded to a report of a woman not breathing in the 2000 block of West Alondra Boulevard shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday and found the victim unresponsive on the ground, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The woman was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her name has not yet been released, and an official cause of death was not immediately provided.

Investigators learned the victim was at a local park with a group of women when the 67-year-old “became annoyed” with another woman, saying she was too loud, the release stated.

An argument escalated into a fight between the two women, with both hitting each other, the Sheriff’s Department said. A cane was also used at one point in the physical altercation, though authorities did not state which woman was hit with it.

Both eventually ended up on the ground and continued the fight, according to the release. The 67-year-old woman was able to get up and walk away, but the victim remained behind, complaining she was unable to breathe.

After the younger woman died, the unidentified 67-year-old was arrested and booked on a murder charge at the Century Regional Detention Center, the department said.

She was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact the department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or leave an anonymous tip by dialing Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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