The Boulder Police Department is investigating a second-degree assault where a college-aged male received a serious head injury. The victim’s name has not been released yet.
On Tuesday, the victim was involved in two different fights, said Sarah Huntley, Boulder Police public information officer.
The first fight took place outside of Kappa Sigma fraternity and the second happened on the front porch of a house on the 1000 block of 11th Street, according to the police report.
“The victim indicated he had a fight prior with different people at Kappa Sigma, but he wouldn’t identify who he fought,” Huntley said. “He wasn’t very forthcoming about what happened at the fraternity.”
After the fight at the fraternity, the victim went to a house on 11th Street and asked to use the phone, Huntley said. He did not know the residents, but claimed to know the people who lived next door.
“At that point, [the victim] already had injuries,” Huntley said. “It is not clear when he sustained [the head injury].”
The victim was later treated for his injury, but his current status is unknown, Huntley said.
The residents later heard glass shattering on the porch and found the victim and an unidentified man fighting on the porch, according to the police report. The victim then hit the man with a bottle and although the bottle did not break, the report described the man was bleeding from the head and had a banged up left eye. The bottle in question is believed to be a champagne bottle which was taken in for evidence, Huntley said.
The two men ran away after the residents asked them to stop and leave the porch, according to the police report. After the residents called the police, the victim was found in the Cheyenne Arapaho residence hall, but it is unclear why he went to the dorm, Huntley said. The victim also admitted that he consumed several beers earlier that night, Huntley said.
The police did not find the second man, Huntley said.
“There are still a lot of questions about what appears to be two fights at two locations and it’s very early in the investigation,” Huntley said.
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