A man was punched in the head, suffering a skull fracture, outside of Toppers Pizza early Friday morning.

According to the Madison Police Department incident report:

The 21-year-old male victim was punched in the head just after 2 a.m. Friday. The suspect, Aavante Clay, was later located and arrested.

Clay told officers the victim was yelling at him and accusing him of cutting in line at Toppers. The two men ended up outside, where Clay punched the victim once. Witnesses reported the victim was knocked out and hit his head on the ground.

Clay claimed he acted in self-defense because the victim pushed him first.

The victim did not have any immediate memory of the incident.