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LMPD arrests man accused of assaulting man in St. Denis neighborhood

Police are searching for the person who killed a man in Louisville on Thursday night.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro Police arrested a man accused of assaulting a man in the St. Denis neighborhood on March 16.

Police said 37-year-old Frederick Matthews has been charged with murder and burglary.

The coroner identified the man who died after being assaulted as 63-year-old George Sledd.

Around 11 p.m., LMPD officers responded to an assault in the 3800 block of Oboe Drive, according to an LMPD press release.

Officials said Sledd had been struck several times during the attack.

Emergency services rushed Sledd to UofL Hospital in critical condition where police said he later died at the hospital.

LMPD’s Homicide Unit is handling the investigation which remains ongoing.

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