Crime & Courts

Police: Three attack homeless man with bat

A 53-year-old homeless man told police he was attacked overnight by three men while he was under a bridge at First and Waco near downtown Wichita. The men hit him with a bat, leaving him with wounds on the back of his head, Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson said.

Wichita police found the man at around 1 a.m. Wednesday at First and Waco after receiving a 911 call about an assault. He was taken to a Wichita hospital for treatment, Davidson said. It was unclear what prompted the attack.

One of the suspects is a Hispanic man in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and 230 pounds, wearing a maroon shirt and black sweatpants at the time of the attack. Detailed suspect descriptions weren’t given for the other two. They have not been arrested.

Police are asking anyone who saw or has information about the assault to call investigators at 316-268-4407 or Wichita-Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker