Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the recent beating of a man at a Temecula park, police said Saturday.
The 20-year-old victim reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries when he was allegedly beaten with a baseball bat the night of Jan. 13 at Kent Hintergardt Memorial Park, 45125 Via Del Coronado in Temecula.
The victim was recovering from his injuries after being admitted to the emergency room at Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta, police said in a previous news release.
Based on information gathered from the victim, police said the man had agreed to meet a 15-year-old girl at the park.
"When he arrived he met the 15-year-old and she advised him to walk over the restrooms," Temecula police Lt. Doug McGrew said in a written update Saturday. "The victim walked over to the restrooms and he was assaulted by a black male adult with a baseball bat."
A report was taken by Temecula patrol officers, then sent to Southwest Station investigators, according to the lieutenant.
Their investigation led them to the 15-year-old girl, he said. After obtaining a search warrant, investigators went to the girl's Temecula home.
"The investigators were able to recover the baseball bat used in the assault as well as her cellphone which had pictures of the person who actually carried out the assault," McGrew said.
On Friday, the girl, whose name was not provided because she is a minor, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Andre Dickerson, 20, of Temecula, was also taken into custody on suspicion of attempted murder.
Dickerson was being held at Southwest Detention Center in lieu of $1 million bail, according to sheriff's jail records.
McGrew said the case was still ongoing; anyone with information was asked to call Investigator David Gorlicki at 951-696-3000.