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Man taken to hospital following fight, police make arrest

One man was arrested Monday morning for alleged aggravated battery after another man was in the hospital following a fight.

Elkhart Police officers were dispatched to a parking lot in the 500 block of East Jackson Boulevard early Saturday morning after receiving information that there was an unconscious subject resulting from a fight.

Police responded around 2:13 a.m.

Police say the victim was transported by ambulance the Elkhart General Hospital due to the seriousness of his injuries.

During the investigation, officers and detectives discovered there was an altercation in the parking lot where several people had met.

Police say the victim was in the parking lot but not involved in the altercation. They believe he was trying to get people to leave the area. That’s when police say the suspect approached him from the side and punched him in the head causing pain and serious injury.

The suspect then fled the area. Police say he was identified Monday morning around 10:25 a.m. as 27-year-old Justin Brown of Elkhart for aggravated battery.

The Elkhart Police Department is asking for anybody who witnessed or has information regarding the incident to contact Detective Jason Runyan at 574-389-4731.

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