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Brown Univ. student critically injured (Knockout Game?)
WPRI ^ | 14 May 2013 | Steve Nielsen

Posted on 05/14/2013 6:03:55 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

Victim punched in the head in unprovoked attack

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Providence Police are investigating a number of violent attacks that all took place within one half hour early Sunday morning.

Brown University sophomore, Joseph Sharkey, was punched in the head while he was talking to a group of women on the corner of George and Thayer Streets around 2:23 a.m. Sharkey is a guard on the Brown University Basketball team.

"He king of got sucker punched in the face and kind of hit his head on the concrete, after that he was knocked out cold," said Brown University sophomore Nick Lawley.

The victim is in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital, and investigators said that the attack appears to be unprovoked.

Sharkey is in a medically induced coma to help reduce brain swelling.

Police said they are searching for a white male with a crew-cut hairstyle.

Earlier that morning, around 2:04 a.m., a 21-year-old Woonsocket man was shot in the leg near 120 Waverly St. He was brought to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment, but his injuries aren't believed to be life threatening.

Another 21-year-old man was stabbed outside Ada's Creations on Broad St. around 2:30 a.m. He was also taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information about any one of these incidents can contact the Providence Police Department at (401) 272-3121.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: providence
Another young man died in Providence the night before due to a punch in the midst of a dispute.
1 posted on 05/14/2013 6:03:55 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“kind of”

bs

he was brutally attacked for no reason


2 posted on 05/14/2013 6:05:43 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Talking to a group of girls is probably not the Knockout game. They usually select people who are vunerable with few witnesses.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 6:06:35 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Looks like Woonsocket has turned into a regular Chicago.

Is there someone there who is hoping to be President?


4 posted on 05/14/2013 6:07:16 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: yldstrk

A sucker punch to the head should be prosecuted as attempted murder with no exceptions.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 6:07:41 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Nothing good happens after midnight.


6 posted on 05/14/2013 6:08:57 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

They should find out who this young man is dating and look at ex-boyfriends.

My heart and prayers go out to the young man. I hope he gets well soon.


7 posted on 05/14/2013 6:09:57 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I don’t think this was the “knockout game”, because of the description of the attacker, a white guy with a crew cut, and another important point: he was talking to women.

I suspect the attacker was one of the women’s boyfriends.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 6:18:23 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Prayers for this young man and his family.


9 posted on 05/14/2013 6:21:01 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

You beat me to it! Your response is exactly what I was going to post. Teach this to my kid constantly.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 6:28:48 AM PDT by lesko
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

A single punch?


11 posted on 05/14/2013 6:33:10 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
I hope there is another explanation to your comment because it seems you're mocking the guy who got sucker punched, in other words, never saw it coming, and then hit his head on the concrete below.
12 posted on 05/14/2013 6:40:10 AM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: bramps

I was asking in response to the text in the first post. Not as if I need to explain myself to you.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 6:42:43 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
A single punch?

And bouncing his head against the concrete.

14 posted on 05/14/2013 6:43:51 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Not the story, but the text in CK’s first post.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 6:45:19 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

No doubt those damn Amish are it again.


16 posted on 05/14/2013 6:51:41 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: EEGator
Well, apparently I did you a favor. Because you got to explain yourself before too many people thought you were just ignorant.

...so, what's your point if the victim in the first post died from a single punch?

17 posted on 05/14/2013 6:56:25 AM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: EEGator
OK. I checked it out and stories about that attack on Charles Bettencourt were very light on real information other than that he was sucker punched in the back of the head.

http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2013/05/blow-to-head-ends-young-mans-life.html

18 posted on 05/14/2013 6:57:39 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Thanks for the link. Hopefully they catch the POS that did this.


19 posted on 05/14/2013 7:01:29 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: bramps

He was simply asking... i am curious too... did that guy die from a single punch or was it a full-on fight? Was it a sucker punch like with the guy in this story? I am not really asking you... but i am curious...


20 posted on 05/14/2013 7:24:53 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: bramps

KarlinOhio posted a link to the story... got my answers...


21 posted on 05/14/2013 7:28:08 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya; EEGator

Got your point. I was out of line (EEgator). Sorry.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 11:44:28 AM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: bramps

It’s okay.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 12:13:56 PM PDT by EEGator
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