Man hit friend confined to wheelchair with pipe

Cops: Victim suffered deep cut on top of his head, blacked out


SAN ANTONIO – A man is facing a charge of injury to the elderly after he hit his friend, who is confined to a wheelchair, over the head with a pipe, police said.

Ricki Rodriguez, 34, has a criminal record that includes firearm offenses, DWI and a narcotics violation, according to police.

The 66-year-old victim was visiting Rodriguez at his apartment Monday when the two got into a fight. Police said the victim suffered a deep cut on the top of his head and blacked out.

The victim was taken to a hospital, and Rodriguez was arrested.

The mugshot above of Rodriguez is from a previous arrest in December.

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