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Man killed in 'robbery that went bad' in downtown Los Angeles

December 4, 2012 |  5:54 am

Police investigate the area where a man was killed Monday night in what they believe was a robbery gone bad. Credit: KTLA

A man was killed Monday night in downtown Los Angeles during what investigators believe was an attempted robbery.

The victim was found near the intersection of San Julian and Sixth streets about 10:40 p.m., said LAPD Sgt. Richard Tamez. Detectives were still trying to piece together what happened, Tamez said, but it "appears to be a robbery that went bad."

Two men apparently approached the victim and either pushed or punched him, Tamez said, causing the man to fall and suffer a "massive head injury" that resulted in his death. The suspects fled, he said.

Tamez said the suspects rifled through the victim's clothes but that it was not clear if they took any of his belongings.

No information about the suspects or the victim was immediately available.

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-- Kate Mather 

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Photo: Police investigate the area where a man was killed Monday night in what they believe was a robbery gone bad. Credit: KTLA

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