Oakland police make arrest in fatal hit and run of 100-year-old
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Police Department said Friday they arrested a woman connected to the fatal hit-and-run that killed a 100-year-old man.
Authorities identified the suspect to KTVU as Akesha Norman, 48. Investigators used surveillance video and images to track her down.
Tzu-Ta Ko was struck at about 7 a.m. Sunday at 19th and Harrison streets by Lake Merritt. Police had said they were looking for the driver of a white Mini Cooper before Friday's announcement.
Oakland police also credited the community with helping make the arrest.
Ko's daughter, Shirley Ko told KTVU on Tuesday, "We're really, really close, so this is really a shock for me."
She said her father "enjoys walks. He's pretty healthy. That's why we're very surprised. He walked almost every day."
The victim was a retired Taiwanese government official who celebrated his 100th birthday in November. His wife died in January.
"Everybody should learn from him," his daughter said. "He lived over 100. He exercised, he takes care of himself."