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POLICE: Homeless man not expected to survive after brutal beating

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Picture of the homeless man who was assaulted, provided by Louisville Metro Police. Picture of the homeless man who was assaulted, provided by Louisville Metro Police.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they're looking for three suspects after a homeless man was brutally beaten early Tuesday morning.

It happened just before 5 a.m. near the corner of 16th Street and Northwestern Parkway, near the floodwall.

According to police, witnesses driving to work saw three suspects attacking a white male in his 60s.

"The victim sustained severe head trauma," LMPD detective Anthony Wilder said. "A medical evaluation determined that those injuries were life threatening."

The suspects fled the scene; police say two of them were on bicycles and the third was on foot.

The victim was taken to University Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say the suspects were three black males between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 11 inches, and all of average build. One was wearing a long-sleeved white shirt, and the other two wore dark clothing.

"With a senseless act like that on an innocent gentleman like that," said one man who came upon the incident shortly after it happened. "Three punks out having fun, no reason for it. Man still had his wallet and his backpack. They just beat him for the fun of it."

The victim is in critical condition and is not expected to survive.

There is video footage of the incident from security cameras but LMPD is not releasing that video.

"He was beaten near death, very bloody scene, but someone had given him a blanket, that's what he wanted. He was cold," the witness said.

Meanwhile, police still need help from the public to determine what the victim's typical pattern was. Some say they saw him in the area regularly.

"He walks from the floodwall down toward Portland Avenue almost on a daily basis," one man said.  "In the morning and the evening."

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call the police anonymously at 574-LMPD.

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