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Man beaten to death with hammers in St. Louis


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in St. Louis say they’ve arrested two juveniles and are seeking two other suspects after a Florida man was beaten to death with hammers.

Police say 32-year-old Zemir Begic of Miami was in his car about 1:15 a.m. Sunday when several young people approached and began damaging it. He suffered injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth in the attack and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

About 50 people briefly blocked an intersection Sunday night to protest the killing of Begic, a Bosnian man who moved to St. Louis this year.

The Post-Dispatch ( ) reports St. Louis police Chief Sam Dotson spoke with residents during the street protest. He said the killing did not appear to be motivated by race or ethnicity. A motive hasn’t been released.

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