Police ‘still looking’ for suspect in beating of man with bat


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man is in critical condition after he was hit in the head with a bat Tuesday night, and authorities are searching for a suspect, according to Fort Wayne police.

The incident happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Leesburg Road.

Medics took the man to a hospital in serious condition. Doctors later downgraded his injuries to critical.

Later Wednesday morning, Fort Wayne Police said they were searching for 24-year-old Samuel McCormick. It’s not clear how he was identified as a suspect.

Fort Wayne Police said Thursday “we are still looking for Samuel McCormick at this time.”

Samuel McCormick

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Fort Wayne police at 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.

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