Authorities in Nevada have arrested the man they believe caused an elderly woman’s death during a recent California robbery.
According to the Sacramento Bee, Las Vegas police arrested 21-year-old Kimani Randolph Thursday.
He is currently being held on suspicion of robbery and violating his probation and is expected to be extradited to Sacramento County, California next week to face charges.
Randolph was out of jail on probation for a conviction of possessing a firearm as a felon.
According to Citrus Heights Police Lt. Dave Gutierrez, authorities are also preparing a case related to the death of 87-year-old Marilyn Stribley, the woman they say he violently knocked to the ground as he escaped the Citrus Heights Rite Aid after robbing it on November 27.
“More charges will be coming,” he said. “We’re working with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office before filing the appropriate charges.”
Randolph is believed to be one of three individuals seen on surveillance footage participating in the robbery and escaping, though investigators have reason to believe he is the suspect seen pushing Stribley.
At least one of the other suspects disregarded it, as evidenced on the video, and stepped over her body as they made their way out of the store.
Stribley died from injuries related to the incident five days later.
Police released the footage and several tips investigators received in response led them to Randolph. The other two men, described as black males between the ages of 18 and 20, remain at large.
“Our detectives are continuing to investigate this heinous crime and are working to identify the other two robbery suspects,” a police statement Friday read. “We hope this arrest brings some closure to the family of Mrs. Stribley.”
Detectives are asking anyone with information related to this crime to call police at 916-727-5500, or anonymously at 916-727-5524.
[Kimani Randolph/Citrus Heights Police Department]