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Man in critical condition after downtown Fort Wayne beating

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:46 am

A man was in critical condition early Wednesday morning after he was beaten and found on a downtown Fort Wayne street.

Fort Wayne Police were called at 3:56 a.m. to a battery in progress and found the victim lying in the middle of the 100 block of West Wayne Street. He was bleeding and unresponsive, according to FWPD spokesman Officer Jason Anthony.

Paramedics took the victim, who was not identified by police, to a local hospital in serious condition, but his condition was downgraded to critical by a physician at the hospital.

Detectives were interviewing witnesses and a potential suspect, according to Anthony. After the suspect is interviewed, the Allen County prosecutor’s office will decide if criminal charges are warranted, he said.

This incident remains under investigation by the FWPD and the prosecutor’s office.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority assisted at the scene.