WPD: Man found badly beaten bites paramedic trying to treat him


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating after they say a man who was found badly beaten in downtown Wilmington bit one of the paramedics working to treat him for his injuries.

Police say just before 2:30 a.m. Thursday, officers found an unresponsive man on the sidewalk near the intersection of S. Front and Quince streets. They say when the man, who was identified as Dennis Evans, 30, appeared to be having a seizure after taking a punch during a fight.

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Officers say Evans had a laceration over his eye, along with a large contusion on his head. When help arrived on the scene, where police say there was lots of blood from his injuries, Evans then started to get combative with workers.

That’s when police say Evans bit a paramedic trying to help him. Police say officers had to control a large crowd gathered around the scene, where they say friends of both sides of the fight claimed the other side started the altercation.

Police say Evans is not facing charges for biting the EMS worker at this time. Though police did not make any arrests, they say incident is still under investigation.