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Yorktown Police: Man Hit With Flashlight Outside BJ's

Jorge Lopez of the Bronx was charged with felony assault after allegedly hitting a Peekskill man with a flashlight outside a store, Yorktown police said.
Jorge Lopez of the Bronx was charged with felony assault after allegedly hitting a Peekskill man with a flashlight outside a store, Yorktown police said. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A Peekskill man was hospitalized Monday night after police said he was assaulted with a metal flashlight outside of BJ's Wholesale Club.

Police responded to the Crompond Road store at 8:08 p.m. on reports of an altercation outside the main entrance. The suspect, Jorge Lopez, 44, of the Bronx, allegedly struck the victim several times in the head with a flashlight before driving off in a silver Chevrolet, according to the report.

The victim was transported to Hudson Valley Hospital and treated for head injuries, police said.

Lopez, 44, was stopped about 8:25 p.m. on the Taconic State Parkway and charged with felony assault in the second degree and misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.

Lopez was released on $2,500 cash bail and is due back in court at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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