Man's ear cut off after assault at Henrico apartment complex

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – A man is in the hospital this morning after being assaulted at a Henrico apartment complex overnight.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 4400 block of Sprenkle Ln. off Staples Mill Rd. and Wistar Rd.

Police say the victim was approached in a breezeway by four men armed with guns and knives.

The man was injured so severely police say his severed ear was recovered from the scene.

He was taken to VCU Medical Center for treatment; no word on his condition.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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