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2 men arrested in Phoenix beating death of man at variety store

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2 men arrested in Phoenix beating death of man at variety store

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Two men have been arrested in connection to the beating death of a man at a variety store in Phoenix, authorities said. 

Steven Silva, 38, was taken into police custody on Wednesday and Santiago Silva, 35, was arrested Friday, FOX Phoenix reported. 

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Image of a Dollar Store in Ohoenix and mugshots of Steven Silva and Santiago Silva

Steven Silva, top, and Santiago Silva, bottom, have both been arrested for beating a man to death at a Phoenix Family Dollar location.  (Fox 10 / Phoenix Police Department)

Both men are accused of beating Augustine Garcia, 44, at the Family Dollar. The fight was reported just after 9 p.m. Tuesday. 

When responding police officers arrived, they found a man with severe injuries. 

He was “violently assaulted by a number of assailants,” said Sgt. Brian Bower with Phoenix Police, the news outlet said. Authorities did not say if the attack happened inside or outside the store.

Mugshots of Santiago Silva and Steven Silva

Mugshots of Santiago Silva and Steven Silva. (Phoenix Police Department)

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The two suspects fled before officers arrived. 

“Details of what led to this very violent and deadly encounter are still under investigation,” Bower said.

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