Two assailants from last nights gang assault have been charged with Hate Crimes by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force. The NYPD is still searching for the third attacker.
The two assailants from last nights gang assault have been charged with Hate Crimes and Assault by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force.
The assaults, which was previously reported on CrownHeights.info, occurred a few minutes after 1:00am on President St between Albany and Troy Ave, when the gang of three began targeting Jewish men on the block.
Their first victim, an older man, was pushed to the ground before being pummeled mercilessly with punches and kicks to his face and body. The beating, caught on video, only ended when the three suddenly broke away and fled.
Just a few minutes later, the gang targeted a second man. The second victim was younger, and put up a fight, screaming for help and struggling with them.
Witnesses and victims immediately called 911 and Crown Heights Shomrim, who were both there in moments.
As they canvassed the area looking for the gang, a group matching the description of the gang was located on Crown St and Troy Ave. When the NYPD stopped the group, they attempted to flee. Two were caught, while the third got away.