RENO, NV - A man suffers serious damage to his ear after a fight that happened on Thursday night, October 17, 2013.
Officials with the Reno Police Department say the fight was a turf war between transients who live in the downtown area. Officials say tensions between the two groups of men began earlier in the day and continued into the night when they ran into each other at Evans Avenue and Fifth Street.
When officers arrived, they noticed the victim was missing about three-fourths of his ear, according to an official with the Reno Police Department.
Officials believe the portion of the ear was sliced off when a scooter was used to hit the victim's head.
A 17-year-old was booked into Jan Evans Juvenile Detention Center on the charges of battery, battery causing substantial bodily harm and mayhem, according to an official with the Reno Police Department.
Officials say another suspect is still on the loose.