CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Someone broke into a man's home and severely beat him Wednesday afternoon on Charleston's West Side, police said.
Charleston Police Detective Jarl Taylor said the suspect took several items before fleeing. Detectives believe the suspect targeted the homeowner and it appears to be an isolated incident.
"We don't feel the neighbors should be in fear or anything like that," Taylor said.
The home invasion occurred at 715 Grace Ave. somewhere between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, he said.
Taylor said family members came home to find the 30-year-old victim lying in a pool of blood. The man was in the Intensive Care Unit at CAMC General Hospital with a broken nose and severe brain bleeding, Taylor told reporters Friday. Police did not release his name.
Taylor said the man was beaten in the head with some type of blunt object, which was not found at the scene.
Detectives haven't been able to interview the man because of his condition. They do not have leads or suspects in mind yet. Taylor said detectives are investigating if robbery was the motive behind the attack.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Charleston Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.