Police in California have arrested a female suspect over the death of a 23-year-old woman who was brutally beaten as she waited in line outside a Santa Ana club on Saturday night.
The victim, identified by friends as Kim Pham, was declared brain dead following the attack in Santa Ana in the early hours of Saturday and relatives told KTLA on Monday that she had passed away.
The suspect hasn’t been named, but is described as in her 20s and has been arrested for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and causing great bodily harm. She was identified thanks to video footage of the attack filmed by a bystander.
‘People have come forward that have provided us with videos and have come in and provided statements that have given detectives enough information to believe that this person was involved in at least the physical part of this altercation,’ said Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the suspect.
Police are still looking for the four other suspects – two woman and two men – who are believed to have been involved in the heinous attack.
On Facebook, Kim’s sister Katie described her as a ‘beautiful, eloquent, and respectful person.’
Authorities are urging witnesses or anyone with any information about the attack to come forward.
Downtown, Inc., a group of local Santa Ana leaders, business owners and residents, and representatives from the venue where the incident took place are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of the individuals responsible for Pham’s attack.