Man Attacked With Hammer In Home Invasion

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

November 10, 2013 Updated Nov 10, 2013 at 7:50 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (21Alive) – A hammer was the choice of weapon in an early morning home invasion in Indianapolis.

Police say Dezman Shanks, 21, is in the hospital in fair condition after an intruder attacked him in his sleep at his mother's house.

Police say Shanks was hit in the head several times and is missing some teeth.

Neighbors say a bloody Shanks stumbled his way to their house for help.

The robber got away with Shanks’ cell phone and $5 in cash.

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