Man pleads not guilty to deadly scooter attack on woman in Long Beach

A man who allegedly used an electric scooter to beat a 63-year-old woman to death on a residential street in Long Beach pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a murder charge.

Amad Rashad Redding, 27, of Long Beach, is charged in the May 13 killing of Rosa Elena Hernandez, who was attacked in broad daylight on East 64th street near Obispo Ave.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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"Homicide detectives believe the suspect physically assaulted the victim and then proceeded to utilize a motorized scooter as a weapon during the assault,'' police said.

The suspect was seen running westbound on 64th Street following the attack. Detectives took Redding into custody about four hours later, after finding him at a convenience store in the area of Downey Avenue and Artesia Boulevard.

A motive for the attack is unclear.

CNS contributed to this report.