Police Arrest Second Suspect in Beating Outside Bristol Liquor Store

Police arrested a second suspect in a brutal attack on a 50-year-old man robbed outside a Bristol liquor store that happened in late July.

Bristol police took Nikolas Avallone, 23, of Bristol, into custody at 9:21 p.m. on Tuesday as was leaving a School Street apartment and charged him with first-degree assault. He is suspected of being one of two men who punched and kicked the victim in the face while he was on the ground after being robbed on the way to his car at K & S Liquors at 191 Park Street.

Police previously arrested Kevin Whittingham, 22, of Bristol on robbery, assault and larceny charges. He is due in court again on Aug. 28, according to the state jusicial website.

Police responded to the liquor store on July 22 at about 8:06 p.m. and found the victim unconscious. An ambulance transported the victim to Bristol Hospital to be treated for several facial fracturs, a broken upper jaw and a broken nose.

Avallone could not post his $200,000 bond, so he is still in police custody and is due in Bristol Superior court on Wednesday.

He is also scheduled to appear in court Sept. 11 for a possession of narcotics charge in a separate case in West Hartford, according to the state judicial website. He hasn't pleaded yet in that case.

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