- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles County authorities say a 27-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge after allegedly attacking his mother with a hammer as she slept in her bed.

Sheriff’s officials said the 54-year-old victim was hospitalized in critical condition following the attack early Wednesday at a residence in East Los Angeles.

Investigators say the attack woke others in the home who tried to restrain Gustavo Gonzalez, and then called police.

City News Service reports Gonzalez is held on more than $1 million bail. He was arrested after being treated at a hospital for injuries sustained during an altercation with deputies.

Detectives are investigating a possible motive.

Officials didn’t immediately say if Gonzalez has a lawyer.



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