Police Wednesday announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects who beat a 59-year-old man to death in the Chinatown area of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Police Department officers responded about 9:35 p.m. on Sept. 3 to an apartment complex in the 900 block of Centennial Street, near the Harbor Freeway, on reports of a battery and learned that Michael Lam was taken to a hospital with blunt force trauma prior to their arrival, according to a department statement.
Lam did not respond to medical aid and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
LAPD investigators learned Lam, who was a property manager at the location where he was found, was possibly involved in a dispute in front the apartment complex before he was assaulted, but no further details were immediately available.
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Anyone with information on the assault was asked to contact LAPD Central Bureau Homicide Detectives Calzadillas or Ruiz at 213-996-4116. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.