A city man found badly beaten up outside of a bar on 21st Avenue is in critical condition, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Police located the victim, 35-year-old Ludwig Alvarez, outside of the Tio Gowon Bar at 243 21st Avenue, at around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Alvarez was found lying unresponsive in the street, authorities said. He was taken to St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. He remains in critical condition.
A Passaic County Sheriff’s officer on routine patrol came up on a crowd outside the bar and then discovered the unconscious victim. An initial investigation revealed there was a fight outside of the bar involving a large group of people.
Alvarez was beaten unconscious during the altercation, authorities said.
Police continue to investigate the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call the authorities at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.