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Two transients were arrested Sunday in the beating death of a homeless man in the Westlake District after an argument on the streets, police said.
The incident took place near the corner of Sixth Street and Virgil Avenue at about 10:40 p.m. Friday, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Raul Pedroza, watch commander at Olympic Station.
“There was some kind of argument or disagreement among a group of transients and the victim was beaten to death by a man and a woman who were also transients,” Pedroza said.
It was unclear what the argument was about at this point, he said. The suspects, he added, were being booked Sunday morning and their names were not immediately available.
He asked anyone with information on this homicide to call the LAPD’s Olympic Station at (213) 382-9102. All tips can be made anonymously.
— Staff and wire report