A man was struck in the head by a blunt object and killed Wednesday during an altercation in the unincorporated Westmont area near South Los Angeles.

A suspect was taken into custody and deputies recovered an unspecified weapon, according to Deputy Shawn Du Busky of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Du Busky said.

Deputies were dispatched about 6 p.m. to the 1000 block of 98th Street, near Vermont Avenue, Du Busky said.

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