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19-year-old arrested for attempted homicide of 73-year-old man in Fond du Lac

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 73-year-old man is fighting for his life as police investigate an attempted homicide in Fond du Lac. 

Officers were called to the Evergreen Village Apartments around 2:00 p.m. January 15 for a report of a possible assault and stolen vehicle. When officers arrived, they found the 73-year-old Fond du Lac man with severe injuries to his head and hand as a result of blunt force trauma. 

The victim was taken by ambulance to the Flight for Life Hangar at the Fond du Lac County Airport so he could be taken by helicopter to another hospital for life-threatening injuries. 

Investigators say a 19-year-old Fond du Lac man was found a few hours later in a stolen vehicle in Sun Prairie. Fond du Lac Police say the suspect and the victim know each other. The suspect was transported back to Fond du Lac and is currently being held in the Fond du Lac County Jail on preliminary charges of attempted homicide and operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent. 

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