Walter Mencken 10:05 a.m., April 30
Death by Crutch, Downtown-Style
Man uses other man's crutch as deadly weapon.
800 F Street, Downtown April 13, 11:50 p.m.
Two men were seen arguing with each other before midnight on Monday. The argument became physical. The victim was walking with a crutch, which the suspect used to beat his opponent to death.
Ross Ivy, 27, was identified as the killer. Gregary Willis, 41, was the victim.
Paramedics attempted life-saving measures for Willis over an hour, according to SDPD Homicide detective Kevin Rooney, but Willis succumbed to his injuries from the crutch battering.
Police searched all over downtown for Ivy. They arrested him on the 800 block of E Street at 3:00 p.m. on April 15.
Ivy was booked into County Jail on one count of murder. The motive for the fight is not yet known.