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Lafayette man charged, accused of knocking person unconscious with shovel

The witness said once the victim fell to the ground, he was struck with the shovel again.

Posted: Oct 22, 2019 7:00 AM
Updated: Oct 22, 2019 8:00 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man is facing charges after police said he beat another man with a shovel.

Police said a witness saw Norman Dowling hit a man with a shovel, where the victim fell to the ground unconscious. The witness said once the victim fell to the ground, he was struck with the shovel again.

Police found the shovel, which had blood spatter on the blade.

Dowling faces charges of battery by means of a deadly weapon and battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

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