CERRITOS (CBSLA.com) — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man accused of beating a U.S. Army Ranger to death at a Los Angeles nightclub last month.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Luan Thin Lam, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Authorities arrested another suspect, Steve Hong, 27, in Riverside on July 2. He was booked on suspicion of murder and arraigned July 5. Hong’s bail was set at $1 million.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on June 2, police said Albert Song, 24, was with friends at Icon Ultra Lounge in the 1200 block of South Figueroa Street when he was punched, knocked unconscious, and then kicked by several suspects while on the dance floor.

Song was trying to break up a fight when he was attacked, according to West Point’s website.

The Cerritos native, a West Point graduate and Honolulu-based first lieutenant who recently finished Army Ranger school, was taken to the hospital, where he was listed as brain dead and diagnosed with a massive brain hemorrhage.

He died the next day from traumatic injuries, including blunt force trauma to the head and neck.

Anyone with information about the crime was asked to contact LAPD Central Division Homicide Detectives Chung or Putnam at (213) 972-1203.

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