UPDATE: Suspect Carol Freeman was arrested after a tip to police.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a felony assault and elder abuse case in Berkeley last month. The 85-year-old victim, an Oakland native, was walking with a family member on Shattuck Avenue near Allston way at 9:31 p.m. on Sept. 23 when she was violently pushed to the ground by the suspect without provocation, according to Berkeley police. (continued below video)
The shove caused serious injury to the victim and required treatment at a hospital, police said. The suspect is described as a black woman in her 50s with short hair who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, has a medium build, was wearing a long gray coat and dark green baggy pants and was pushing a small shopping cart.
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