Man in custody after deadly assault at Detroit motel

A 24-year-old man is in custody after a man died at a motel in Detroit.

The 56-year-old victim was found dead Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. inside a room at the JZ Motel on Eight Mile, near Gratiot Avenue. 

Police say the man was beaten to death. 

Later on Wednesday, police said one person has been taken into custody in connection with the death. 

No other details were given. 

Detroit police officially identified the victim as Bashar Kallabat at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

An autopsy is pending and police wouldn't comment yet on a possible motive. 

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