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  • Feb. 22, 2007

Leon Huddleston, 25

Leon Huddleston, a 25-year-old white man, was beaten with a pool cue at 227 W. Pillsbury St. in Lancaster and died at 7:10 p.m. Feb. 22.

Huddleston, described by police as a local transient, was playing pool at Young's Bar and Grill when two men came in, walked straight up to him and hit him with a pool cue. Huddleston fell behind the bar. Detectives say they don't know the motive. Huddleston "didn't even have a chance to defend himself," said Sgt. Jeff Cochran of the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau.

The suspects fled, and several bar patrons who witnessed the attack also left. Huddleston lived for a week on life support. Los Angeles County supervisors have offered a $10,000 reward for information in this case. Anyone with tips is asked to call detectives at (323) 890-5635.

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