Police in Statesville are working to identify who was responsible for fatally beating a 70-year-old man early Saturday on a downtown street.
The victim was identified as Robert Joseph Dooley. Police say he lived at a nearby motel.
According to investigators, Dooley was found at about 12:15 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Chambers Street. That is off Garfield Street, a short distance east of Shelton Street (U.S. 21).
Dooley was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center but died later Saturday morning of his injuries, police said.
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Anyone with information in the case is asked to call Statesville police at 704-878-3406 or Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340. Steve Lyttle