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Man charged with attack on disabled person in City of Tonawanda

Posted at 10:09 AM, Aug 05, 2019

CITY OF TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man has been charged with assaulted a man who suffers from Huntington's disease.

The attack, which police say was unprovoked, happened on Sunday morning at 1:45am. 24-year-old Avery D. Hunter of Buffalo is accused of assaulting the 59-year-old victim on the corner of Grove Street and Grove Place in the City of Tonawanda.

The victim sustained a broken jaw, concussion and brain bleed. He was taken to ECMC and is currently in the Trauma Unit. When officers arrived, Hunter was still standing over the victim, while he laid unconscious on the sidewalk.

Police are saying that the man who was attacked lives in the Town of Tonawanda and frequently walks in the City.

City of Tonawanda Police Captain Frederic Foels is calling the attack an "unprovoked and despicable act, you can’t get much lower than this.'

Hunter is facing assault in the second degree which is a felony. He will be back in court on Tuesday for a felony hearing.