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Suspect in custody after man attacked on south side

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Austin Kirkwood, 20. (Vanderburgh Co. Jail) Austin Kirkwood, 20. (Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

Evansville Police have released the name of a suspect taken into custody for allegedly beating another man.

20-year-old Austin Kirkwood was booked into the Vanderburgh County jail at 10:30 Thursday night.

He's facing several felony charges including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, robbery and a drug-related charge.

Kirkwood is being held without bond.

The beating happened in the 1400 block of Fairlawn around 5 p.m. Thursday. 

Police believe at least one suspect, maybe more, knocked on the front door of a house on Fairlawn and beat the man inside.

Detectives say a suspect then ran to a home a block over and claimed he'd been shot.

It's not clear right now if Kirkwood was the only person involved.

No word on the condition of the victim of this attack.

This is a story we will be following.

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