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Man dies after being beaten with hammers in St. Louis; Three teenagers in custody

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32-year-old Zemir Begic 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, and was pronounced dead at a hospital. 32-year-old Zemir Begic 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, and was pronounced dead at a hospital.
ST. LOUIS, MO. - Police in St. Louis say they have arrested three teenagers after a man was beaten to death with hammers over the weekend. 


32-year-old Zemir Begic, a Bosnian who moved to St. Louis last year, was in his car early Sunday morning when several juveniles came up to his car and began hitting it. With his family in the car, Begic got out to confront the teenagers when they began hitting him with hammers and then fled. Begic was taken to the hospital where he later died. 


A 17-year-old suspect turned himself in late Sunday, after 15 and 16-year-old suspects were arrested. 


Following the attack, about 50 people briefly blocked an intersection to protest the killing. Police Chief Sam Dotson says there's no indication Begic was targeted because he was Bosnian, though he did not offer a motive for the killing. 

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