'Ghostbusters' cameraman helps police find shoving suspect

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

BOSTON (AP) — A cameraman working on the new "Ghostbusters" movie helped Boston authorities track down a suspect accused of shoving a woman to the ground, seriously injuring her.

Authorities say the 72-year-old victim was walking in the Chinatown section Wednesday when she bumped into 24-year-old Tajanetta Downing. Authorities say Downing pushed the woman, who hit her head on the pavement. She is in critical condition Thursday with a life-threatening head injury.

A spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley says the cameraman gave police a description that helped officers find Downing.

Downing was arraigned Thursday on assault charges and ordered held on $75,000 cash bail.

Her attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The movie, starring Melissa McCarthy, has been filming in Boston since last month.