Man Assaulted in Redway with a Baseball Bat
About 4:30 this morning, near the intersection of Empire and Whitmore Avenues in Redway (near where the shooting recently occurred), a 23-year-old man was assaulted by another man with what the victim says was a steel baseball bat. According to Lt. Kenny Swithenbank, the assaulter may have believed the victim was trying to steal items from his car. The victim says he wasn’t.
According to Swithenbank, the 23-year-old was chased a short distance and struck approximately four times.
The young man may have broken leg.
The incident is being investigated as an assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect has not been identified.