Homeless man beaten to death behind store; suspect arrested

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — A homeless man was killed after police say he beaten to death behind a store in Battle Creek.

It happened shortly after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 30 block of Green Street behind the Liberty Food Center near Main Street.

When police arrived on scene, officers found a 55-year-old Battle Creek man unresponsive on the ground with extensive injuries to his face. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Battle Creek Police Department news release.

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