The incident took place at Dion’s Quik Mart at 6203 Overseas Highway in Marathon. Just before 9 p.m., the victim was walking past the store, on the way home. The suspect – Randy Shipman – was parked in his truck by the store.
The victim and witnesses say Shipman jumped out of his truck with a T-ball bat in his hand and attacked the victim with it. The two men had reportedly been having problems for weeks before this.
Shipman knocked the victim to the ground and continued to hit him several more times before Deputy Jean Gonzalez arrived on the scene.
Shipman was arrested, charged with aggravated battery and booked into jail.