St. Louis-area man killed by multiple strikes to the head with metal baseball bat

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ST LOUIS — St. Louis County police are investigating a deadly baseball bat attack.

A police spokesman says the 61-year-old victim was found about 10 a.m. Thursday in a parking lot in the 7500 block of South Lindbergh Boulevard in south St. Louis County. The parking lot is shared by a number of businesses including a Home Depot, a Hooters restaurant, and a state office building, according to FOX 2’s Betsey Bruce, who was on the scene.

Authorities believe the suspect, who had not yet been identified, knew the victim, Terry Dunn. Police believe the suspect came to the state office building to find Dunn and lured him out to the corner of the parking lot.  Then, police say the suspect pulled a metal bat from his clothing and began attacking Dunn, striking him several times in the head.

Witnesses intervened and the suspect dropped his bat to the ground, sat down next to the body and waited for police to arrive.

Authorities took him into custody without resistance.

The state office building includes offices for several agencies and services including child support, senior health services, disability and the Department of Natural Resources.