77-Year-Old Man in ICU After Assault in Bloomfield: PD

A 77-year-old man is in the intensive care unit at a local hospital after an assault in Bloomfield on Friday night.

Officers were called to Walsh Street around 9 p.m. after getting a report of a serious assault.

When police arrived, they said they found a 77-year-old man without a pulse and not breathing.

Members of the Bloomfield Volunteer Ambulance arrived and provided care while transporting the man to Saint Francis Hospital. Hospital staff were able to restore the man's breathing and pulse and he was admitted to the intensive care unit, investigators said.

According to police, a family member reported hearing banging coming from the first floor while upstairs and went to see what was happening. Authorities said the family member found the 77-year-old man on the floor with severe head and facial injuries and bleeding. The family member then called 911.

Investigators said they believe there was a physical confrontation involving the 77-year-old man and 32-year-old Kevin Carter. It is being classified as a domestic violence incident.

Police took custody of Carter who complained of difficulty breathing. He was transported to Hartford Hospital for treatment.

Carter is facing an assault of an elderly person charge.

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