January 11, 1998 in City

Attack With Bricks Leaves Man In Critical Condition

By The Spokesman-Review
 
Tags:Assault

A young man was in critical condition late Saturday after being beaten by teenagers in the West Central neighborhood, police said.

The victim’s identity wasn’t immediately known.

Police responded to a report of prowlers near parked cars in the 2300 block of West Sinto around 1 a.m. Saturday. They found the man unconscious and lying in the street.

Witnesses said he had been hit in the head with a brick and his face was covered in blood.

Screams woke West Sinto residents Orville and Nancy Best at 12:45 a.m. “It sounded like a hell of a fight going on,” Orville Best said.

He said he opened the door and saw five or six teenagers running down the street.

Best returned to bed, unaware that a wounded man was lying in the shadows.

Minutes later, his sleep was interrupted again - this time by police sirens.

Two blood-stained bricks were lying next to the man, Best said. They were from his garden.

When officers found the victim, he was breathing but unconscious. He did not have any identification, but appeared to be in his early 20s.


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