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Edward Townsend charged with hitting man in Central West End

10:38 PM, May 7, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - A 17-year-old has been charged with third-degree assault after authorities say he hit a man in the head.

The incident happened shortly after 10 p.m. Friday night in the 4600 block of McPherson in the Central West End.

Police say the victim was walking when Edward Townsend punched him in the head.

Townsend was with a group of five other juvenile males, and they ran from the scene after the attack.

The victim was knocked to the ground, but he was able to get up and yell for help.

Police officers on bicycle were in the area and spotted Townsend and his friends and were able to detain them.

The victim had minor injuries and refused medical assistance.

KSDK

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