Edward Townsend Charged with Hitting Man in Central West End

Brandie Piper, KSDK (St. Louis), May 7, 2012

A 17-year-old has been charged with third-degree assault after authorities say he hit a man in the head.

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Police say the victim was walking when Edward Townsend punched him in the head.

Townsend was with a group of five other juvenile males, and they ran from the scene after the attack.

The victim was knocked to the ground, but he was able to get up and yell for help.

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