Man Near Death After Bellflower Assault

Victim hit head on pavement, officials say


5:36 PM EDT, June 19, 2011


BELLFLOWER (KTLA) -- A 52-year-old man is in extremely critical condition tonight after he hit his head on the pavement during a fight last week in Bellflower, Sheriff's officials said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives responded to the fight on Cedar Street west of Coke Avenue just before midnight Thursday. The man fell to the ground during an assault by an unknown person, officials said.

Paramedics took the man to a nearby hospital. Investigators said the man is near death.

Anyone with information on the assault can call the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.