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Posted on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 9:37 a.m.

Police: Ann Arbor man taken to hospital with head injuries after assault

By John Counts


Courtesy of Ann Arbor police

A 23-year-old Ann Arbor man needed to seek medical treatment at the hospital after a fight with another 23-year-old Ann Arbor man early Sunday morning, according to police.

The victim told police an argument with another man near the intersection of North State and High streets around 12:54 a.m. Sunday turned violent. The victim said the other man struck the victim in the back of the head several times, causing him to fall to the ground, Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said.

The two men know each other, she added.

The victim suffered a laceration to his hand and a head injury. He was taken to the emergency room at the University of Michigan Hospital, where police were dispatched to take the report, Bush said.

The 23-year-old suspect has not yet been arrested, but the victim has told police he wishes to press charges.

The incident has been sent to the Detective Bureau for investigation, Bush said.

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Tue, Aug 20, 2013 : 1:38 a.m.

not too far from where the student was murdered.


Tue, Aug 20, 2013 : 12:01 a.m.

The police found the potential complainant at the hospital. Did he crawl there from the scene of the incident? Lot of train whistles and night fog along that stretch of Fuller Rd., which is bad for the lungs when you're down low to the ground.

John Counts

Tue, Aug 20, 2013 : 12:43 a.m.

A friend drove him to the hospital, according to police.

Jaime Magiera

Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 3:05 p.m.

I hope the injured young man heals quickly. I hope the aggressing young man takes a step back and realizes the lack of maturity and lack of respect in his actions. Don't let testosterone and aggression rule your body.

Jaime Magiera

Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 5:46 p.m.

You're welcome.


Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 4:39 p.m.

Thank you for your expert testimony...


Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 2:26 p.m.

"Gun violence" - something that results from using a gun to commit an illegal act. "Argument violence" - something that results from using an argument to commit an illegal act. (and 10X more common than "gun violence"). A resident of the San Francisco Bay Area recently called my attention to a city ordinance there: anyone who wants to buy firearms ammunition must first take an anger management course. The claim is that this will help limit "gun violence." Ann Arbor being the avant guard city that it is: it follows that our mayor and city council will want to pass an ordinance which mandates anger management courses for everyone who wants to get into an argument. Right? Maybe universal background checks for all arguers would stop the argument violence gripping our town.


Tue, Aug 20, 2013 : 2:37 p.m.

Another A2 commentator that never misses an opportunity to make a police story into a gun-related second-amendment battleground, regardless of relevance to the original story. So glad we get to have this discussion 4000 times a week.

Jaime Magiera

Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 3:02 p.m.

There is a qualitative difference (i.e. amount of damage one can do quickly) and quantitative difference (i.e. number of attributable deaths) between the two.

Atticus F.

Mon, Aug 19, 2013 : 2:59 p.m.

One fact that you conveiniently neglected to mention, is that gun violence is over 1000x more likely to result in death than "argument violence". It's funny how often gun advocates forget to mention the whole truth.