77-year-old woman in critical condition after parking lot assault

Albany County

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – An Albany woman has been charged for assaulting a 77-year-old woman on Central Avenue Tuesday morning.

At 8:15 a.m., officers responded to a parking lot in the 200 block of Central Avenue for reports of an assault. Upon arrival, officers learned that two women had a disagreement while in the parking lot.

According to the police report, Cooper punched the 77-year-old woman once with a closed fist knocking her to the ground and causing severe pain and swelling to her head. This caused the elderly woman to collapse eventually becoming unresponsive requiring CPR on scene before being taken to Albany Medical Center.

The 77-year-old victim from Albany was severely injured during the incident and police say she is being treated, but in critical condition.

The suspect, Shante Cooper, 36, of Albany was found at the scene by officers and taken into custody. She has been charged with Assault in the Second Degree.

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