Niagara Falls Man Beaten to Death with Golf Club

November 10, 2010 Updated Nov 10, 2010 at 9:32 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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November 10, 2010 Updated Nov 10, 2010 at 9:32 AM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) - A Niagara Falls man is dead after being brutally beaten with golf club Monday night in the alley between 22nd and 23rd Streets in Niagara Falls.

The victim, 46-year-old John Smith was found by a motorist later Monday night and taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and then to ECMC where he died just before 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Smith suffered a severe blow to the back of his head from what detectives believe was a putter. Police recovered the head of the club though they are still searching for the shaft of the club.

Anyone with information is asked to call Niagara Falls Police detectives at 286-4553.

WKBW/Niagara Gazette