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Suspect arrested after a 100-year-old man was brutally slain in his home, Los Angeles police say




Adam Dimmerman, 47, was already in custody when police charged him with murder.

He was arrested Thursday morning in the Encino neighborhood after patrol officers received a call about the assault on a person, according to a department statement.

That victim of the assault, who suffered minor injuries, and other area residents directed officers to Dimmerman, who was arrested without incident, police said. An ax and a knife were found at the scene.

An hour later, patrol officers responded to another call to Encino after firefighters located an elderly man with multiple cuts and bruises inside his home.

The man, who was not named by police in his press release, was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Friday, police said Dimmerman had been charged with murder in the old man’s death. He was also charged in the first assault. Police have not provided any reason.

Jason Shakib identified the dead man Affiliated to CNN KABC like Youssef Mahboubian and told KABC he was Mahboubian’s grandson. Shakib said Mahboubian’s age was 102, differing from the police statement.

“I thought he fell. I had no idea. I was told he fell in the garage and my cousin came home and found him,” Shakib told KABC. “I just thought he slipped and fell because he was an old man. I had no idea there was a guy with a running machete killing people.”

Mahboubian and his wife lived on Alonzo Place, an Encino street, for 30 years, Shakib said. He was an immigrant from Iran, who moved to the United States “decades and decades ago,” he said.

“My wife is horrified to learn that she was killed by some psychopath with an ax,” Shakib said. “He must be bewildered.”

Dimmerman has been charged with murder and is currently on bail set at $ 2 million.