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Man Accused Of Killing Co-Worker In Horrific Silver Lake Hammer Attack

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A man allegedly bludgeoned his co-worker to death with a hammer yesterday afternoon at a construction site in Silver Lake.

The two men—Luis Sanchez, 20, and Christian Valdez, 21—were working together at an apartment construction site in the 4200 block of Burns Ave. when they got into a fight, NBC LA reports.

During the fight, Valdez hit Sanchez in the head with a hammer, then fled. He was later arrested in Pico Union. Sanchez was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A witness told KTLA that the fight may have been caused over a recent incident where the suspect borrowed the victim's car and hit her parked car.