Man arrested in bludgeoning death in Silver Lake

Man attacked with hammer in Silver Lake; suspect arrested

A man was arrested Thursday in the bludgeoning death of a man in Silver Lake, police said.

The victim, who was beaten to death with a hammer, has not been identified, said Officer Nuria Vanegas of the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was declared dead at a nearby hospital.

The attack occurred about 1:45 p.m. in the 4200 block of Burns Avenue. 

The suspect was caught a few blocks away. Police said they do not know the motive for the attack. They did not name the suspect.

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