LOS ANGELES—A man was charged on Thursday, January 24 with killing an 89-year-old man who he is accused of knocking to the ground while fleeing authorities during an alleged robbery last month in downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Ricardo Macias, 24, of North Hollywood was arraigned in court on one count of murder in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Case BA473841 was filed on December 24, 2018 and bail was set at $2 million.
On December 20, 2018, the defendant was at a pharmacy in the 200 block of West 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles where he allegedly stole property, prosecutors noted. After being confronted, Macias is accused of assaulting a security guard and colliding with Jack Hernandez, a customer, as he ran away.
Hernandez fell and hit his head. He was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
Macias faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged. Deputy District Attorney Scott Dominguez is the assigned prosecutor. The Los Angeles Police Department is still investigating the case.