Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Officers Search for Witnesses to a Battery

Officers Search for Witnesses to a Battery

      Boise, April 26, 2007 - Boise Police are searching for anyone who was in a Fairview Ave. bar early this morning to see if they have information about an incident that has one man hospitalized.

      Officers were called to Q's Billiards, 6570 Fairview at 2:00 this morning. When they arrived they found a man who said he'd been punched by another man inside the bar. The victim told officers when the punch was thrown, he'd fallen and hit his head. The man who threw the punch left the bar before officers arrived.

      The victim was initially conscious and speaking with officers at the scene, but at the hospital his condition took a serious turn for the worse. The victim, a Boise man in his 20's remains hospitalized with a head injury.

      Detectives believe witnesses in the bar at the time have no idea how seriously the man was injured.

      Officers are asking anyone who was at Q's at the time, or anyone who knows anything about what happened to please call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. Officers would like to speak with those witnesses. Officers are also looking for the man who threw the punch.