A violent early morning altercation Sunday outside a Charlottetown tattoo parlour has left one man seriously injured.
Charlottetown Police Deputy Chief Brad MacConnell says two people showed up in a vehicle shortly after 5 a.m. outside Extreme Ink on Kensington Road.
The owner came out of the tattoo parlour before fireworks ensued.
“The dispute arose over a female friend that was in the tattoo parlour at the time, which led to a heated exchange in the parking lot, which escalated very quickly and violently,’’ says MacConnell.
Only the passenger exited the vehicle. Police believe the driver intentionally struck the owner of Extreme Ink, pinning him against a building.
A passerby says he heard a crash and saw a vehicle speeding away very fast from the scene.
The driver has been charged with aggravated assault with a weapon. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 31.
“The vehicle was used as a weapon,’’ says MacConnell.
“There’s no innocent parties in this scenario. We expect to lay charges against everybody involved for their actions in this event.’’
MacConnell says the tattoo parlour owner is in stable condition in a Halifax hospital after part of his leg was amputated.
The investigation is ongoing.