WICHITA — A 53-year-old Wichita man found lying on a sidewalk outside a west Wichita bar suffered critical head injuries, and police are trying to determine if his injuries were accidental or from a beating.
The man — who was suffering from a "brain bleed" and severe facial injuries — was found with a possible boot print on his face, police spokeswoman Gordon Bassham said today.
The man was taken in critical condition to Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis.
The incident was reported shortly before 1:30 a.m. today at Doobley's bar, in the 700 block of North West Street, Bassham said.
Police said a possible suspect was described as wearing blue jeans and no shirt, with tattoos on his chest and arms.
A woman who works at the bar said the injured man had fallen multiple times and had to be escorted because he was intoxicated, Bassham said.