Kansas City police arrested a 28-year-old man after he allegedly sucker-punched a man inside a Midtown bar early Friday, knocking the victim unconscious.
When police arrived at the Riot Room at 4048 Broadway about 12:35 a.m., they found the 25-year-old victim on the floor bleeding from a large cut to his forehead. Witnesses said he hit his head on the bar or the floor after he was knocked out.
Friends of the victim said they were at the bar when the suspect tried to talk to several women in the group. The suspect allegedly punched or slapped a man who was dancing with one of the women. The victim then shoved the suspect away from his friend and put his hands in the air while other people broke up the fight.
The suspect slipped outside of the crowd, “came out of nowhere” and punched the victim in the side or back of his head, witnesses told police. The victim then spun away from the suspect and dropped to the floor. The victim eventually regained consciousness but initially could not answer police officers’ questions.
The victim’s friend ran outside to point out the suspect to police. Witnesses helped officers arrest two men who matched the description of the suspect and a friend of the suspect.
Police cited the suspect with a city assault charge for hitting the victim’s friend. He remained in jail Friday while police pursue state charges for the knockout punch against the victim.
Christine Vendel, firstname.lastname@example.org