Redding police searching for assault suspect

May 22, 2015 12:43 PM by News Staff

Redding police are searching for a man who allegedly hit another man over the head with a rock several times Thursday evening.

Officers responded to an assault at the South City Park at 5:19 p.m., when they arrived they found 40-year-old transient Alexis Gay with a head wound.

Gay told officers he was meeting some friends in the park and as he went to sit down on a blanket, a man came from behind and hit him over the head with a baseball sized rock. Witnesses said the assault was unprovoked.

Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. Witnesses say he was around 6 feet tall.

Gay was transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment, the severity of his injuries is unknown.


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