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Police Make Arrest In Homicide Near Crocker Art Museum

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Police have arrested a man for murder in connection with the death of a man near Crocker Art Museum Wednesday.

The victim and the suspect reportedly got into a fight near the 200 block of O Street at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Sacramento Police Department. Police arrived at the park to find the 50-year-old victim unresponsive and gave him CPR. He was later pronounced dead.

Additional officers found a man believed to be responsible for the man's death and held him for questioning. Police later arrested the man, Arthur Bird, 40, on murder charges.

A preliminary police investigation attributes the victim's death to physical trauma. The Sacramento County Coroner's Office will conduct its own investigation to determine the exact cause of death.

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