CBS Local reports that a homeless man is dead after he was attacked and brutally beaten outside of Burger King in downtown Los Angeles, California, by two unidentified homeless men.
Around 7 p.m., Los Angeles police responded to a call Saturday at a Burger King located at the 700 block of East Cesar Chavez Avenue regarding an assault with a deadly weapon. Initially, Los Angeles police informed the public that the incident took place at a Burger King located at the 2500 block of South San Pedro Street, but later changed it to the accurate location.
When police arrived at the scene, they discovered a badly injured homeless man who needed immediate medical attention. Los Angeles police transported the man to a nearby hospital, but unfortunately, the homeless man did not survive his injuries and was later pronounced dead the same day, according to KTLA 5.
Apparently, two black males – also homeless – attacked the victim outside of Burger King after an argument took place, according to witnesses. However, LA police have yet to determine what was said or done to have caused the fight between the three men.
They have since arrested the two men, whose names have not been released to the public, in connection with the fatal beating at Burger King. Police have yet to reveal if the suspects were at the scene upon police arrival or if they fled the scene and were taken into custody at a later time.
Initially, Los Angeles police were unable to determine if all three men were acquaintances or foes, but after conducting an investigation, they later learned that there was no relation between the two assailants and the victim. Los Angeles police haves ruled out hate crime in the case and concluded that the argument between the three men must have started outside of Burger King and escalated from there.
Police officials say they are withholding the victim’s name, as they are looking to locate and inform his family. They have, however, released a few details about his possible age and ethnicity: he was a white male who they believe was about 30-years-old, an exact age has yet to be determined.
According to the police, the two men that were arrested in connection with the fatal beating outside of Burger King did not use any weapons to commit the crime. Police are also asking witnesses about the incident to obtain more information.
The investigation is ongoing.
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