Woman Brutally Beaten With Flashlight

Victim and police accuse her mentally ill boyfriend

By Lauren Steussy
|  Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011  |  Updated 10:33 AM PDT
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Woman Brutally Beaten With Flashlight

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A domestic violence incident in Normal Heights resulted in an hour-long standoff with police Wednesday morning.

Police accused Ryan Davidson, 24, of beating his girlfriend with a metal flashlight, and then hiding out in his house on 4500 40th St. for more than an hour, according to a San Diego Police Department Watch Commander.

Preliminary reports say that the woman suffered blunt force trauma wounds. She was able to escape by foot and found someone to call 911 for her, since Davidson had taken away her cell phone.

Police then surrounded the duplex where Davidson was hiding. After an hour, police made entry with a K9 unit and found the man hiding in the attic. The suspect reacted violently, so police released the K9, which bit the suspect twice, police said.

The suspect then surrendered and was taken to a nearby hospital suffering from dog bites and a drug overdose. He was unconscious due to the overdose.

The conditions of the suspect and victim are unknown at this time.
 

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