Fort Wayne police made a quick arrest in a beating that left a man in critical condition in the 100 block of West Wayne Street early Wednesday.
Dennis T. Tyson Jr., 29, was being held without bail at the Allen County Jail on a preliminary count of aggravated battery.
According to police, Tyson approached a man and a woman who were walking together in the area shortly before 4 a.m.
Tyson confronted the two, and at some point the woman left. Then there was an altercation between Tyson and the man, authorities said.
Police were called, and when officers arrived they found the man lying in the middle of Wayne Street.
He was bleeding and unresponsive and taken to a hospital in serious condition. His condition was downgraded later to critical.
His identity was not released.
Officers and detectives canvassed the neighborhood, spoke with witnesses and were able to find Tyson fairly quickly, police said.