Man Beaten, “Left For Dead” Outside Fremont Bar

Seattle police are investigating a brutal beating outside a Fremont bar, which left a 26-year-old man in the ICU at a Kirkland hospital.

According to a police report, the victim’s brother contacted police on December 18th after his brother was admitted to Overlake Hospital with a fractured jaw, and injuries to his neck, shoulder, and face.

The man told police his brother had been at 9 Million in Unmarked Bills in Fremont earlier that morning, where he was “beaten, hit in the head multiple times, and left for dead on the sidewalk outside the bar.”

The man wasn’t with his brother during the incident, but told officers several of the victim’s friends had been at the bar that night, and said the victim got into an altercation with several “bigger guys” inside the bar, the report says.

One of the victim’s friends intervened and bought the large men a round of drinks.

When the victim left the bar a short time later, the group of men followed him outside and attacked him, the report says.

The victim was taken to Swedish Hospital in Ballard, where staff treated him and released him several hours later.

When the man went home, he had difficulty swallowing and breathing and was rushed to Overlake Hospital, where he was put on a ventilator.

The victim wasn’t able to provide his family or police with much information—due to the fact that he was on a ventilator, and also apparently lost consciousness during the attack—but the man’s brother told police one of the suspects claimed to be a University of Washington football player.