Man Fatally Beaten in Huntington Park; Suspect Sought

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HUNTINGTON PARK (CNS) - A man was fatally beaten Friday outside a convenience store in Huntington Park, and authorities identified his alleged attacker, who was being sought.

The crime occurred about 2 a.m. Friday in the 5600 block of Pacific Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported.

"Huntington Park police officers responded to the 5600 block of Pacific Boulevard in the city of Huntington Park regarding a person who was down and not breathing call," the sheriff's department reported in a statement

"When officers arrived on scene, they located the victim, a Hispanic male, 60-65 years of age, suffering from blunt force trauma to his upper torso," the statement said.

Information was not immediately available on the identity of the man, who died at the scene.

"Investigators learned the victim was standing outside of a convenience store when he was confronted by the suspect who began to attack him and push him down to the ground," the statement said. "During the attack, the victim appeared to be kicked and punched by the suspect."

The suspect was identified as Miguel Angel Zavaleta, about 29 years old, described as Hispanic, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 220 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.

"Miguel Zavaleta is well known to frequent the Huntington Park area," the sheriff's statement said.

Sheriff's homicide investigators were assisting the Huntington Park Police Department in the investigation. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Zavaleta was urged to call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323- 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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