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July 31, 2014

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Landlord beaten after man told to leave property

Landlord assault

Metro Police said a man severely beat his landlord Sunday in the eastern valley after being told he needed to leave the property so another tenant could move in.

Lt. Ted Snodgrass said officers responded at 4:22 p.m. to the home at 4790 E. Boston Ave., which is near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard. Police said the suspect had been living in the home for some time, but the landlord informed him he needed to leave because someone else was moving in.

The suspect then beat his landlord with an object, possibly a tool or a pipe, Snodgrass said.

The man who was supposed to move into the residence found the injured homeowner and called police.

The suspect, whose name wasn't being released Sunday night, was inside the home covered in blood when officers arrived, authorities said. He was arrested in connection with the assault.

Police said the victim wasn't registering a heartbeat when officers arrived. He was transported to the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center trauma unit, where he remained Sunday night.

Police haven't been able to speak with the victim because of the extent of his injuries.

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