A New York man was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center Wednesday after he suffered a serious head injury during a fight in Perryman.

Around 11 p.m. Wednesday, Harford County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a call in the 200 block of Mayberry Drive in Perryman.

The 911 caller said a man at the scene was bleeding profusely from his head, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

When deputies arrived, they found 31-year-old Patrick Pollard of Ozone Park, N.Y., bleeding from the head and suspected he had been shot, according to the release.


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He was treated at the scene by Aberdeen Fire Department medics and flown by medevac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in stable condition at 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police initially believed a gunshot grazed Pollard's head during a dispute with three to five unidentified black men, but later determined he was hit in the head or "pistol whipped," not shot, according to Monica Worrell, public information officer with the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Cpl. Keith Roach, 410-836-5436. Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous can report their information to metro crime stoppers by texting "CRIMES" (274637) and beginning the message "MCS" then adding the information. Those with information can also anonymously submit tips online at http://www.harfordsheriff.org/wanted. Qualifying tips that lead to a conviction may be eligible for up to $2,000 reward.