Police find man unconscious and badly beaten inside Old Town apartment

Police are investigating after a man was found unconscious and badly beaten inside an Old Town apartment Thursday night. No arrests have been made, but a witness reported seeing a possible offender dripping blood as he walked through the building before the victim was discovered.

Officers responded to Cobbler Square, 1350 North Wells, around 10:20 p.m. to investigate the suspicious, blood-dripping man, according to a CPD report. Officers followed blood trails throughout the building for nearly an hour before they honed in on the victim’s apartment.

When police entered the unit, they found the 29-year-old victim unconscious and covered in blood, CPD spokesperson Karie James said. Officers reportedly found a significant amount of blood in the man’s apartment. Evidence technicians also recovered teeth and blood samples from a stairwell, according to a police report.

Witnesses reported hearing noise come from the victim’s apartment around 10 p.m., James said. When one of them inquired about what was going on, a voice inside the apartment reportedly replied that they had been in a fight.

Fire department personnel took the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.

The suspicious man who sparked the initial police response was described as an older White man who wore a white shirt.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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