Bucks County man beaten fatally

A Levit­town, Bucks County, man was found dead in the drivers’ seat of his car along­side Wissi­nom­ing Park, the vic­tim of an ap­par­ent base­ball bat beat­ing early Sat­urday, po­lice said.

The at­tack oc­curred at about 1:19 a.m. on the 5900 block of Charles St. Po­lice re­spond­ing to 911 calls found Joseph Brit­ton, 30, of the 7000 block of Curtis Ave., slumped over the steer­ing wheel of a blue Hy­undai Tiboron. He was un­re­spons­ive and bleed­ing from the head, and was pro­nounced dead at 1:26 a.m.

Po­lice re­portedly re­ceived mul­tiple 911 calls with the at­tack in pro­gress, in­clud­ing one from a “scream­ing per­son” and an­oth­er from a wit­ness who stated that the vic­tim was be­ing beaten with a bat or stick.

Po­lice have made no ar­rests and are un­sure of the motive. Four sus­pects re­portedly fled the scene north­bound on Charles Street to­ward Ben­ner Street in a black sedan, pos­sibly a Ford Crown Vic­tor­ia, with tin­ted win­dows.

Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion about the case. ••

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