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News Release

Friday, January 12, 2007

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Man Fatally Injured During an Argument

Los Angeles: A 22-year-old was man arrested for beating another man to death during an argument on Friday afternoon.

On January 12, 2007, at around 2:30 P.M., North Hollywood patrol officers responded to a radio call of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 7800 block of San Fernando Road. Once there, the officers found the victim, a 47-year-old man with massive injuries to his head.

Officers were told that the victim and two witnesses had been working on a car when the suspect, Joshua Marsh, approached them. Marsh accused the victim of owing him money. An argument ensued during which Marsh hit the victim on the head with a metal pipe and then ran away. Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Based on information received from the witnesses, officers were able to locate Marsh in the area of Glenoaks and Nettleton later that afternoon. He was arrested for murder. The victim's name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Hollywood Homicide Detectives T. Townsend or T. Kirkpartick at 818-623-4075. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855). Callers may remain anonymous.