Police seek suspect who beat man with baseball bat


EMILY:..NEW AT NOON..GRAND RAPIDS POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A SUSPECT IN THE SEVERE BEATING OF A LOCAL BREWERY EMPLOYEE ON THE CITY’S WEST SIDE EARLY THIS MORNING. 3 24 HOUR NEWS 8’S JOE LAFURGEY IS AT THE LIVE DESK WITH WHAT HE’S LEARNED. 3 JOE:..THE VICTIM WORKS AT THE MITTEN BREWERY AT LEONARD AND QUARRY. 3 THE PLACED HAD CLOSED AND THE VICTIM HAD STEPPED OUT OF AN EMPLOYEE ENTRANCE ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE BUILDING, ALONG QUARRY.IT APPEARS THE VICTIM DIDN’T KNOW THE SUSPECT.HE TOLD CO WORKERS HE WAS SMOKING A CIGARETTE WHEN THE SUSPECT APPROACHED HIM ON FOOT AND ASKED TO BUM A CIGARETTE. THE VICTIM TOLD THE SUSPECT NO AND TURNED TO GO BACK INSIDE… THAT’S WHEN THE SUSPECT ATTACKED HIM WITH A BASEBALL BAT. 3 ((CHRIS ANDRUS, CO OWNER-THE MITTEN/THE MANAGEMENT STAFF WAS HERE. THIS WAS AFTER WE CLOSED. THEY SAID IT WAS NOT SOMEONE WHO’D BEEN IN THE RESTAURANT. I MEAN, IT WAS EMPTY. JUST EMPLOYEES DOING THEIR CLOSING DUTIES. I’M SICKENED BY IT. )) 3 JOE:..GRPD SAYS THE SUSPECT IS WHITE, HEAVY SET AND IN HIS MID 20’S, LAST SEEN WEARING A BLACK SHIRT AND A BASEBALL CAP. SHIRT AND A WEARING A BLACK MID 20’S, LAST SEEN HEAVY SET AND IN HIS SUSPECT IS WHITE, HEAVY SET AND IN HIS MID 20’S, LAST SEEN WEARING A BLACK SHIRT AND A BASEBALL CAP.IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, YOU’RE ASKED TO CALL GRPD OR SILENT OBSERVER. 3

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