Man Assaulted with bat in Rainier Valley

On January 29th at approximately 2:43 a.m. an officer on patrol was southbound on Rainier Avenue South when he came upon a 23-year-old male victim lying in the middle of the roadway at South Garden Street.  The officer assessed the situation and requested medics and additional officers.  Investigating officers were able to locate a witness to the incident who was subsequently interviewed.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was in an argument with a group of suspects sitting in a car in the parking lot of a nearby gas station.  The victim was outside the car occupied by the suspects.  A female inside the car was heard to shout something at the victim at which point the victim broke out a driver’s side window of the car.  Two male suspects exited the vehicle and began assaulting the victim with a baseball bat.  The suspects got back inside the car and fled southbound from the scene. 

SFD medics responded and treated the victim for non-life-threatening injuries to his head and shoulders. 

The suspects and suspect vehicle remain at large.