INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Officials say two teens have been arrested after a person was attacked Wednesday morning on the city’s east side.
Around 6:14 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the 1500 block of North Hawthorne Lane for a person down in the street for a wound to the head. The victim's wounds were caused from blunt force trauma.
Police originally said the person was shot although they did not find any stab or gunshot wounds on the victim. A broken chair was also found outside. That location is near a duplex.
The victim was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
According to police, while the victim was away from his house, 18 year olds Kyle Mitchell and Dechel Dossett burglarized his home.
When the victim returned home and interrupted the burglary, he was ambushed and beaten by the two, police say.
Mitchell and Dossett left with stolen property from the house and two of the victim's cars.
Police say the suspects stole a white 2000 Mercedes and drove it to the Family Dollar at 21st Street and Arlington Avenue. Someone called 911 saying they saw two people stripping a white Mercedes. When police arrived, they caught one suspect.
The other fled on foot and at one point climbed on top of a house to get away from police. He was captured after a 10-minute foot chase.
Police say both suspects were not cooperating Wednesday morning.
North Hawthorne Lane was closed between 15th and 16th streets Wednesday morning during the police investigation.
Police were also investigating a truck at the scene they believe was involved in the incident.
Those who live on and near 1500 block of North Hawthorne call it a quiet area with very few problems.
"It's terrible. I didn't know anything like that would happen in our neighborhood," said Ruth Gains.
Detectives stayed on the scene for hours after making arrests to ensure all the evidence was collected properly.
Both of the cars were recovered, police say, and the victim remained in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.
Mitchell and Dossett have been preliminarily charged with attempted murder, robbery, burglary, auto theft and theft.
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