Man Severely Injured In Baseball Bat Attack Outside Boystown Club

Fulton-Miles (inset) beat a man in the head with a metal baseball bat outside Hydrate nightclub, prosecutors say.

A suburban man suffered massive head trauma after being beaten with a baseball bat outside of a Boystown nightclub last week.

23-year-old Cory J. Fulton-Miles of Calumet City is charged with three counts of aggravated battery and two counts of reckless conduct in the case. Bail is set at $200,000.

Officers on patrol say they saw Fulton-Miles standing with a 28-inch metal baseball bat outside of Hydrate Nightclub at 3458 North Halsted around 3:45 a.m. last Tuesday.

Police intervened after seeing Fulton-Miles strike a 28-year-old man in the head several times, causing the victim to fall to the ground, according to prosecutors.

Fulton-Miles dumped the bat as he ran west on Cornelia with cops on his heels. He was caught and arrested moments later in the 3500 block of North Reta, police said.

The victim suffered blunt force trauma, a depressed skull fracture, brain hemorrhage, and a lacerated forehead. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

Fulton-Miles, who was blasted with a bystander’s pepper spray during the attack, was treated and released from Thorek Hospital. He is a convicted robbery offender, according to state records.

Hydrate holds a late liquor license that allows it to stay open until 4 a.m. on weekdays.

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