Police identify victim in East Toledo assault

Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 5:36 AM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - One person was found injured in an East Toledo street after an assault on Monday morning.

Police arrived on the scene in the 700 block of Utah St. just after 2 a.m. Police and a witness said one man was assaulting another in the street. The victim was taken to the hospital.

According to a witness, a man who was living with her to help after her surgery was taking the trash outside when a verbal altercation began with a neighbor across the street. She said the suspect hit the victim in the head with a cane and continued beating the victim after he fell to the ground.

The witness said the suspect had previously acted erratically during past interactions as well, as recently as Sunday.

Police identified the victim as 56-year-old David Fishbein. According to a TPD release, he was last listed in critical condition.

Police have identified a person of interest, but they have not released the suspect’s name.

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