Attempted Murder and Felony Resisting Arrest

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On Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 5:19 p.m., the Ventura Police Department Command Center received several 911 calls of two males physically fighting near the corner of Marthas Vineyard Court and Pierpont Boulevard.  While officers were responding it was reported the suspect, later identified as Christopher Dolan, 25, got into an awaiting vehicle and fled the scene.  Officers arrived on scene and found the victim, a 23-year-old male, lying unconscious on the sidewalk and suffering from several head injuries.
An officer responding to the call saw the suspect vehicle pull into the Vons shopping center parking lot on Harbor Boulevard.  As the vehicle came to a stop, Dolan exited the vehicle and fled on foot.  The officer pursued Dolan on foot, and during the chase Dolan turned on the officer and challenged him to fight.  When Dolan began charging towards the officer, the officer deployed a Taser device.  This allowed officers to take him into custody without further incident. During the investigation, officers learned from witnesses that Dolan was heard in a verbal argument with the victim.  Dolan was then seen punching the victim, who fell to the ground.  While on the ground, Dolan repeatedly punched and kicked the victim in the head.
The victim was treated at the scene by Ventura City Fire personnel and transported to VCMC for treatment of his injuries.  He is currently in critical condition.  After being medically cleared at VCMC, Dolan was booked into the Ventura County Jail for attempted murder and felony resisting arrest.

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