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Man, 102, Killed at His Los Angeles Home. Police Find Axe, Arrest Suspect

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 102-year-old man at his home in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Police Department said they found the elderly man with “numerous contusions and lacerations” at an address in Encino at around 12:50 p.m on Thursday, March 18.

Police were previously called at around 11:40 a.m. to reports of an armed man, Officer Drake Madison told KTLA. Officers later found a 34-year-old man with a minor laceration to his arm.

More than an hour later, police were called to another report of a man armed with a hatchet. The 102-year-old man, identified by his family as Youssef Mahboubian, was then found inside his home in the 17700 block of Alonzo Place in Encino.

A police statement earlier described the victim as 100 years old.

Mahboubian’s grandson, Jason Shakib, told ABC 7: “My wife is horrified to hear he was murdered by some axe-wielding psychopath.

“He must have been deranged, or on drugs or something.”

“I thought he fell. I had no idea. They told me he fell in the garage and my cousin came home and found him,” Shakib said.

“I just thought he slipped and fell because he was an older man. I had no idea there was a guy with a machete running around killing people.”

A 102 year old grandfather is murdered by an axe wielding suspect who terrorized an Encino neighborhood injuring a second victim.
Stunned family members speaking out tonight
Remembering a man who dedicated his life to his family.#encino #murder @ABC7 pic.twitter.com/oOw9V39elr

— Leanne Suter (@abc7leanne) March 19, 2021

Speaking to KTLA, Shakib added: “He came to this country from Iran decades and decades ago and they’ve been living peacefully at Alonzo Place for 30 years.”

Police have arrested 47-year-old Adam Dimmerman on suspicion of the murder of the 102-year-old, as well as the attack on the 34-year-old. After he was taken into custody without further incident, officers recovered an axe and a knife from the scene.

Dimmerman is being held on a $2 million bail.

The LAPD believe that both incidents were random attacks, prompting concerns from others living in the upscale community in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles.

David Ginsburg, who lives in the Encino neighborhood, told CBS Los Angeles: “There was an officer that basically told me to stay indoors and there’s a guy with a machete who is walking around here. They just wanted us to be safe.”

The LAPD has been contacted for further comment.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro at (818) 374-1925. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-527-3247. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

(File photo) Police tape stretches between palms at the inner city Echo Park on August 12, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a 102-year-old man at his home in Los Angeles.
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