Elderly Man Allegedly Beaten To Death At Lakewood Walmart

LAKEWOOD (CBS)— A 46-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly beating an elderly man to death with a baseball bat at a Lakewood Walmart store.

Witnesses say the suspect, who appeared to be homeless, approached a 74-year-old man in the store’s sporting goods section Tuesday and asked if he could spare some change.

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The suspect allegedly became upset with the way the man responded, and beat him with a baseball bat.

Surveillance cameras captured video of the suspect leaving the store and authorities eventually brought him in for questioning. However, he has yet to be charged in the deadly attack.

Sheriff’s deputies evacuated the store at 2770 Carson Street shortly after 4 p.m.

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Deputies have not released any further details.

“We express our deepest condolences to the family of this man as they grieve the loss of their loved one. We are working closely with law enforcement to offer what information we have such as surveillance video that might help with the investigation,” Walmart said in a statement released Wednesday.


One Comment

  1. Meg says:

    For the love of all that is good, what has this world come to?! This is horrifying! My faith in humanity is nearly gone…

    1. wow says:

      I second that. Doesn’t the store have security? They were probably hiding.

  2. Robert Hudson says:

    Just imagine the big bucks a security guard would make at Walmart, along with few benefits? I’d gladly throw my life in the way of danger for that $390 weekly paycheck! Wouldn’t you!?

    1. Tone Balone says:

      Nothing good happens in Lakewood, nor Walmart for that matter.

  3. larrylove1948 says:

    Come on they grab someone stealing but not beating. What are the greeters at every door for???

    1. Muck Fu says:

      Not to be offensive,but the greeters at wal mart appear to have an IQ around 25 or are over 70 years old.Not a good recipe for an Elite Commando team.

  4. R.J. says:

    so i guess now everyone will scream to outlaw baseball just like they scream to outlaw guns HERE IS AN IDEA DEAL WITH THE CRIMINAL NOT HIS/HER TOOLS

  5. joseph guerrero says:

    The man who did it looked like a homeless man and he just hit the man for no reason apparantly. it was scary when we heard all the screaming and heard them say “everyone get out of the store” all the people just starting running until they were out of the store. then outside we seen the walmart employees had the perp. apprehended until the police came. he gave himself up without a fight to the police nor to the employees. poor man all he was doing was shopping and ended up dead. god bless the mans family.

  6. Amy says:

    And of course the “defendant” was black…just heard it from another media outlet. What else is new? And then they wonder why nobody wants to rent housing to blacks nor hire them…..duuuuuuuuuuuuu!

  7. me says:

    Really? Is this about “Blacks” or about a sick person who happens to be Black? Violence crosses all color lines. What a tragedy…..God said it will be this way in the last days!!!!!!!

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