Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Aggravated assault charges laid following downtown altercation

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Lethbridge Police has laid aggravated assault charges after a man was left in life threatening condition following an alleged assault.

Police say a 38-year-old man struck the 32-year-old victim in the head, which caused him to fell to the ground and sustaining life-threatening head injuries. When authorities arrived at the parking lot near the intersection of 6 Avenue and 8 Street South, the victim was found unconscious, and was quickly rushed to hospital, where he remains in serious, life threatening condition.

38-year-old Aaron Mercredi of Lethbridge has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and is currently in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.

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