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Father and teen son arrested after man's beating death

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The start of the fight seen on surveillance footage. The start of the fight seen on surveillance footage.
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Two suspects are in custody after the beating death of a man at a liquor store on Eight Mile Road and Hubbell Street in Detroit.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Monday a father and his teenage son are being held in connection with the death.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from police in a report from FOX 2's Randy Wimbley

Police have identified the victim as Carl Bell, 45. Police initially thought the victim was in his 60s.

They say Bell was attacked inside Happy Food Liquor Store Sunday evening during an argument. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A 39-year-old man was arrested after returning to the northwest Detroit store, and his 15-year-old son was arrested later. Their names weren't released.

The appeared lack of response by witnesses of the attack is equally disturbing.  

Many customers inside the business kept shopping. An employee came from behind the counter but did not appear to intervene with the attack. At one point he is seen on surveillance footage throwing his hands in the air and walking away.

The father and son also appear on camera to rummage through the victim's clothing and take his belongings.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing the warrant for the two suspects. A third person was also in custody but has since been released.

The official cause of Bell's death has not been determined yet. The medical examiner performed an autopsy Monday.

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