ENCINO (CNS) - A 100-year-old man was found bludgeoned to death in his home's garage in Encino, and a man who's also a suspect in a non-fatal attack nearby is in custody today, authorities reported.
Los Angeles Police Department officers were called by the L.A. Fire Department to the 17700 block of Alonzo Place, north of the Encino Reservoir, at about 12:50 p.m. Thursday to investigate reports of a man found with numerous lacerations inside of a house, police said.
The man, identified by the coroner's office as Youssef Mahboubianfard, 100, died at the scene.
Police were initially called to the area earlier on reports of an assault with a deadly weapon. Officers found a man with lacerations on his left arm in the 4400 block of Coronet Drive in Encino at about 11:50 a.m. Thursday.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the suspect fled, and that the victim followed him and phoned police. According to the LAPD, officers arrested Adam Dimmerman, 47, in the 17600 block of Karen Drive and recovered the blunt weapon, which was described as an ax, as well as a knife.
According to the LAPD, detectives are confident Dimmerman committed both attacks -- probably killing Mahboubianfard first.
Paramedics tended to the second victim but he did not require treatment, police said.
Dimmerman is being held on $2 million bail, according to jail records. No court information was immediately available.
Anyone with additional information related to the case can call Detective Steve Castro at 818-374-1925. Anonymous tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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