Man Arrested for Allegedly Beating Other Man Nearly to Death

BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) - Beverly Hills police arrested a 29-year-old man today for allegedly beating another man unconscious on Beverly Drive today.

Beverly Hills Police Department officers responded to 200 N. Beverly Drive about 1:45 a.m. on reports of an unresponsive man who had been found suffering from multiple injuries, according to a police statement.

Paramedics took the victim to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. His name was not released.

At roughly the same time, Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to a medical aid call, a little more than a mile from the location, police said.

LAFD made contact with L.A. resident Lawrence Lawson, who said he suffered an injury in Beverly Hills. BHPD officers responded to the scene, investigated, then arrested him on suspicion of attempted murder, according to a police statement.

Lawson was taken to a hospital for unspecified injuries and booked for suspicion of attempted murder, police said. His bail was set at $1 million, and he was scheduled to appear in court on Monday in Department 30 of the Airport Courthouse.

Beverly Hills P.D. detectives are investigating the incident and advised that access to Beverly Canon Gardens Park and surrounding businesses may be impacted during the investigation.

The weapon used in the attack has not been recovered and no motive has been determined.

Anyone with information of the incident was asked to contact the BHPD at 310-285-2125. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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