Victim suffers serious head injuries during assault
Columbia police investigating early Monday morning incident on Redwood Road
Columbia police are investigating an overnight assault that left one man with serious head injuries.
Just before 4 a.m. Monday, officers were called to the 100 block of Redwood Road after reports came in of a man yelling for help outside of his home.
When officers arrived, they found the 49-year-old male victim with serious injuries to his head.
The victim told police he had been assaulted with a blunt object by a recently met acquaintance. He also told officers the suspect stole items from him after the assault.
The victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
The suspect is described as a black man, approximately 30 years of age, 5'6" tall and weight 160 lbs. He has a short fade haircut with no facial hair and was last seen wearing jeans and a silver shirt.
The Columbia Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division is handling the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbia Police Department at 573-442-6131 or Crime Stoppers at 573-875-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
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