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PD: Fight with crowbar leads to man's death in Phoenix, suspect arrested

Posted at 10:04 AM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 19:44:14-04

PHOENIX — A man was killed during an assault at a Phoenix home Tuesday night.

Phoenix police say they were called to investigate an "unknown trouble" near 47th Avenue and Cactus Road just before 9 p.m.

Two men were reportedly in a physical altercation in a back yard when the victim was struck in the head with a crowbar.

Police say the victim, identified as a 64-year-old man, suffered significant head trauma and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Officers arrested 24-year-old James Vu on one count of second-degree murder.

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The investigation is ongoing.