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Suspect, victim identified in fatal hammer attack

March 19, 2012 |  6:43 am

A 45-year-old man was in custody Monday after allegedly hitting his 78-year-old father in the head with a hammer and then reporting the fatal attack to authorities, police said.

Jun Hyuk Chang was taken into custody without incident Sunday at his father's home in the 21300 block of Candice Place in Chatsworth, police said. Chang allegedly approached his father, Sun Chil Chang, and struck him in the head with the hammer, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Family members who heard the elder Chang yell ran into the room and told the son to call 911, Eisenman said. Sun Chil Chang died of his injuries at the scene, according to police.

Jun Hyuk Chang was being held without bail. No other details were immediately available.

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