The terrifying moments of a man beaten unconscious in a Central Fresno neighborhood were caught on camera.
Deplo Sanchez shared the video he captured with Action News as two homeless men begin swinging at each other. One armed with a baseball bat and the other with a metal rod from a bed frame.
The tables quickly turn when the suspect 61-year-old Phillip Ray Lester gets a hold of the victim’s weapon.
“Before officers arrived we had our police helicopter fly overhead trying to get them to stop and drop their weapons,” said Lt. Mark Hudson.
When officers arrived, they offered medical aid to the victim and arrested Lester.
He is being held in the Fresno County Jail on assault with a deadly weapon charge.
“I’m glad officers were there because this was a dangerous individual that needed to go to jail,” Hudson said.
Lester has been arrested before on several drugs and domestic violence-related charges.