70-Year-Old Nurse Killed in Random Assault at Los Angeles Bus Stop

70-year-old nurse Sandra Shells

A 70-year-old nurse who dedicated her career to caring for others was killed in a random assault at a Los Angeles bus stop, officials said.

Sandra Shells was hit in the face while at a downtown LA bus stop at about 5:15 a.m. Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Shells fell to the ground and suffered a fractured skull, police said.

She died at a hospital on Sunday, police said.

The suspect, a transient, Kerry Bell, was apprehended about 90 minutes after the assault, police said. Officers found him asleep “a short distance away from the incident,” police said.

Police said “Bell struck the victim without provocation and for no reason.” Bell does not have a court date listed.

Shells was a dedicated nurse who spent 38 years at LAC+USC Medical Center, according to the hospital.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Emily Shapiro