Barber Shop Assault

Police say man was assaulted during barber shop drug deal

Christopher Francisquini

A 21-year-old Naugatuck man is due in court today, accused of beating up a man so badly that he needed surgery.

On Saturday night, police were called to the Urban Cutz Barber Shop on Church Street. 

They said a 23-year-old man had been assaulted and sustained serious injuries to his head and face.  He spent several days at Yale-New Haven Hospital, but is recovering.

During the investigation, officers determined that the assault was part of a drug deal that turned into an attempted robbery. 

With the help of state police, investigators used blood evidence to track down a suspect.  On Thursday, they arrested Christopher Francisquini, 21.

Francisquini was charged with assault, robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

He's being held on $100,000 bond.

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