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Lafayette Avenue man arrested for beating up older man and punching young child

A 27-year-old Lafayette Avenue man was arrested by Buffalo police Saturday night about a half hour after he allegedly drunkenly brutalized an older neighbor man and a two-year-old child during an incident in the first block of Lafayette Avenue.

Sher Ju was taken into custody about 10:15 p.m. and charged with a felony count of second-degree assault, two counts of third-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment for the 9:45 p.m. incident at the victim's home.

According to a police report, the injured man was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment, but an ambulance crew reported the two-year-old victim who was related to the older victim did not need medical treatment.

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