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Detectives Request Murder Charge in Fatal Downtown Assault

Detectives have requested a 48-year-old man be charged with murder, after the man he bludgeoned with a metal pole last week died from his injuries. 

On August 2nd just after 3:00 p.m., an officer near 3rd Avenue and Pike Street witnessed a man beating another man with a large metal pole. Officers took the suspect into custody and began first aid on the victim. Seattle Fire Department medics took over treatment upon their arrival and transported the man to Harborview Medical Center. The 66-year-old victim later died from his injuries on August 6th. 

The suspect remains in King County Jail.