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Assault Leaves WSU Professor Fighting For His Life

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Dr. David Warner Dr. David Warner

PULLMAN, Wash. - Just before 2:00am Saturday, Pullman police responded to a fight in the 600 block of NE Colorado at the Adams Mall parking lot. When they arrived on scene they found 41-year-old Dr. David Warner unconscious with a "serious" head injury. Police say Warner tried breaking up the fight as he saw it happening. At some point during the altercation police say Warner was hit then fell to the ground hitting his head. Police also say two other people landed on top of Warner.
 
Officials say around 20 people witnessed the fight and police are still looking to interview all of those witnesses. Dr. Warner is Native American and despite social media rumors, police say this assault does not appear to be racially motivated. Pullman police say they are actively seeking 3 white male "college age" suspects seen in surveillance video. However police say they do not know who the suspects are.
 
Warner is a professor at WSU in the department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies.

If you have any information about the assault you are asked to contact the Pullman Police Department at 509-334-0802

 

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