"Ghostbusters" Cameraman Helps Nab Suspect in Deadly Attack on Elderly Woman | NBC Bay Area

"Ghostbusters" Cameraman Helps Nab Suspect in Deadly Attack on Elderly Woman

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    A cameraman working on the new "Ghostbusters" movie helped police track down a woman accused of shoving the victim to the ground. (Published Thursday, July 9, 2015)

    An elderly woman who was shoved to the ground Wednesday in Boston's Chinatown section has died, authorities say, and upgraded charges for the woman accused in the attack are not happening friday, according to the DA's office.

    A cameraman working on the new "Ghostbusters" movie helped police track down the woman accused in the attack.

    Authorities said 72-year-old Yuzhen Lei of Chinatown was walking Wednesday when she bumped into 24-year-old Tajanetta Downing. Authorities said Downing pushed Lei, who hit her head on the pavement. 

    A spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said the cameraman gave police a description that helped officers find Downing.

    A judge ordered Downing held on $75,000 cash bail after she was arraigned on assault charges Thursday. Suffolk County DA Spokesperson Jake Wark said there was no change in Downing's charges Friday.

    Downing was previously charged in 2013 with assaulting a man and then assaulting Boston Police officers who responded to the scene. 

    Her attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

    The DA's office said that the cause and manner of death are still under investigation.

    The movie, starring Melissa McCarthy, has been filming in Boston since last month.