Police: Group Home Beating Sparked By Cigarette Argument

LIVONIA (WWJ) Livonia police are investigating a beating at a group home allegedly sparked by an argument about cigarettes that left one man seriously injured and another member of the group home facing charges.

Lt. Thomas Goralski said police were called to the home that caters to psychiatric patients on Barkley street at about 6  p.m. Sunday where they found the 61-year-old victim.

He was unconscious and bleeding from the head. A fellow resident of the group home, Kil Won Choe, 47, was pointed out as the perpetrator.

Details were still unfolding, but police said they believe the man was beaten over an argument about cigarettes.

Goralski said the victim is currently in critical but stable condition.  Choe faces arraignment Tuesday afternoon on a charge of assault with intent to murder.


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