A Girard Place man was listed in fair condition in Buffalo General Hospital Sunday with head injuries suffered when he was beaten by a another man, police said.
Michael James, 27, was kicked and punched, police said, and his head was repeatedly struck against the sidewalk. The assault happened shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday at William and Hickory streets.
Vincent E. Greene, 19, of 50 Willert Park Court was charged with first-degree assault.
Detective Sgt. Joseph Ransford of the Burglary Task Force said he saw the assailant run into his apartment, and he and Housing Authority Officers Earl Stewart and Charles Palumbo arrested him.