Police made two arrests in connection with the brutal murder of a man found dead near an abandoned building on the northeast side.

Edward Hudson and Edward Grant are now facing murder charges after the body of Rashad Ladson was found near a building on Rittiman Road October 8.

Murder victim Rashad Ladson

Police said the building is often used by homeless people in the area. The deceased man allegedly showed up to the spot with a gun to rob those occupying the space, according to police.

The group allegedly over-powered Ladson, pistol whipping and beating him with a board before tying him up and assaulting him for two hours. He was then dragged to a nearby fence.

Anyone with more information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 224-STOP.