An East Ferry Street man was listed in critical condition today with head injuries suffered, police said, when he was struck with a baseball bat wielded by another man during a fight.
Roderick Webb, 31, was admitted to Erie County Medical Center.
Tyshawn Kennedy, 24, of 2190 Main St. was in jail on a first-degree assault charge.
Both men were armed with bats, and when the victim went down, the other man continued to strike him in the head, police said. The suspect then went home and called police.
According to Capt. Joseph Riga, chief of homicide, Kennedy works in a barbershop at East Delavan and Stevens avenues. About 2:50 p.m. Thursday he spotted Webb outside near Kennedy's car.
Kennedy apparently was concerned the vehicle might be damaged and said something. He then came out of the barbershop with a bat and the confrontation turned physical.
During the fight, someone furnished Webb with a bat, but Kennedy got the better of him, police said.
Kennedy went home and called police and was arrested by Detective Mark Sanford of the Genesee Station.
He admitted his participation to Homicide Detectives Antonio Manzella and Andrews Ortiz, Riga said.