53-year-old man loses vision in right eye after severe beating Sunday in Ypsilanti
A man who was shot in the face with a pellet gun and severely beaten by several men in Ypsilanti Sunday night suffered what is likely to be permanent vision loss in one eye, police said.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of one suspect, Ypsilanti police Sgt. Kent Overton said Wednesday.
Police responded at 9:15 p.m. Sunday to the area of Jefferson and Brooks streets for a report of a man being beaten by multiple men, Overton said.
The suspects went through the man’s pockets, but nothing was reported taken. They shot the victim, a 53-year-old Ypsilanti man, in the face with the pellet gun and punched and kicked him, Overton said.
“The doctors informed the victim he was going to have permanent vision loss in his right eye,” he said.
A warrant was filed Wednesday for a 22-year-old Ypsilanti man, and police have identified the other men involved in the incident, Overton said.
The 22-year-old man is wanted on charges of armed robbery, assault with intent to rob while armed, assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to do bodily harm less than murder and assault with a dangerous weapon. His name is not yet being released.
“We’re pretty set on who was involved, it’s just a matter of tracking them down,” he said.
Overton said the report was unclear about what led to the beating, but the victim knew all the suspects.
It was unknown if the man was still in the hospital Wednesday and what his condition was