SILVER LAKE (  —  Authorities say a 21-year-old man fatally attacked his former boss with a hammer Thursday at a business in Silver Lake.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead, authorities said.

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Authorities initially said the altercation involved the victim, also in his early 20s, and a former co-worker.

The suspect was an employee where the attack took place, according to police. Officials said on Thursday evening that the victim was the suspect’s former boss.

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The suspect has been taken into custody, officials said.

The attack occurred about 1:45 p.m. in the 4200 block of Burns Avenue, officials said. The site was described as an apartment complex under construction.

Officials did not know what sparked the altercation.

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