By Elisabeth Smith

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — A man is recovering in the hospital after he was assaulted and robbed in a South Lake Tahoe motel parking lot, officials said.

South Lake Tahoe police arrested two men in connection to the assault at the El Nido Motel. In a press release, the police department said 18-year-old Avery Ellis and 24-year-old Joshua Boyer stomped on the victim’s head and stole his firearm after the assault on Wednesday.

The victim, a 37-year-old South Lake Tahoe man, was taken to Barton hospital and later flown to Renown Hospital for treatment, the release said.

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Officers arrested Boyers and Ellis on Thursday. Ellis is charged with robbery while Boyer is charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

The stolen firearm was recovered and the investigation into the incident is ongoing, the release said.

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