Serious Assault Leaves Kitchener Man In Intensive Care After Brawl
Baseball Bat Weapon Of Choice In Altercation
by KW Now! Local News
May 07, 2012
Police investigate serious assault in Kitchener - update
Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police continue to investigate an altercation that has left a Kitchener man with serious injuries.
Just after 9:00 pm on Friday, May 4, 2012, police and emergency medical services responded to an apartment on Queen Street South, Kitchener, for a report of a seriously injured man. Investigation revealed a consensual fight between two men escalated when it was joined by two other men armed with weapons. A 20-year-old Kitchener man who resided at the apartment was struck with a baseball bat and suffered a serious head injury. Three other men were taken into custody by Central Division patrol officers.
A 24 year old Kitchener man has been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon (2 counts) and assault causing bodily harm. He is making a bail appearance later today by video. A 19-year-old Kitchener man has been charged with assault and mischief under $5000. He was released on a promise to appear.
A third man, was charged with 2 counts of breach of probation and released on a promise to appear. There are no suspects outstanding.
The victim was transported to a Hamilton hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for a fractured skull. He remains in intensive care.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Central Division Detectives at 519 650 8500 ext. 4447 or Crime Stoppers 1 800 222 8477.