Man listed in critical condition after ‘viciously assaulting' woman

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Police are investigating a critical assault that happened in the 10700 block of Santa Maria around 9:20 p.m. Saturday night. 

Police say upon arriving to the location, they observed the suspect, a highly intoxicated 41-year-old black male, fighting with the victim, a 29-year-old woman.

The altercation started when the suspect forced his way into the victim’s apartment and started viciously assaulting her and destroying everything inside, police say. 

The victim then picked up a metal lid and struck the suspect. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and listed in critical condition. 

Eventually, the suspect was taken into police custody.