Man critically injured in possible battery

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police Department officials are asking for help in finding out what happened to a man before he was found lying in a yard on Sunday afternoon. Police believe he may be the victim of battery that left him in critical condition.

FWPD officials released the following:

On Sunday May 16, 2021 officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4900 block of Gaywood Drive in reference to a male laying outside that was unresponsive. As officers arrived on the scene, they located an adult male unconscious. Paramedics arrived on the scene and provided medical attention to the male before transporting him to a local hospital. Upon arriving at the hospital, the victim was initially listed with non-life threatening injuries. After receiving additional medical treatment, the victim was downgraded to life threatening condition.

Investigators on the scene are attempting to locate and interview possible witnesses who may be able provide suspect information and details of what occurred. Investigators believe that the victim may have been battered prior to officer’s arrival. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department Detective Bureau at 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.