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Police: Man, 47, beaten while trying to buy drugs

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.

A 47-year-old man told police he was trying to buy drugs Saturday night when he was beaten by a man wearing baggy pants and a white and blue coat.

The incident happened in the 900 block of East Harry, near Washington, at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, according to John Hoofer, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department.

The man told police the suspect began hitting him in the head with a stick. He received severe lacerations to his head and neck and was then transported to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis where he was treated and admitted in serious condition.

Wichita police are searching for the suspect, Hoofer said.

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