Trio violently beats East Village man, leaves him with traumatic brain injury: cops

The suspects involved in a violent beating in the East Village on Jan. 1. (Photos courtesy of NYPD)

Detectives are looking for the public to help them find three brutes who assaulted a 25-year-old man in the East Village and left him with a traumatic brain injury.

Law enforcement sources said the beatdown happened at 4 a.m. on Jan. 1 near the corner of East 9th Street and Avenue A. Cops said the three suspects approached and attacked the victim about the head and body.

A law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told amNewYork Metro that the attack was the result of a prior dispute. Police did not provide information as to whether the assailants used weapons during the beating.

Officers from the 9th Precinct responded to the scene. Paramedics brought the man to Bellevue Hospital Center, where he was also found to have a broken nose, a fractured skull and a traumatic brain injury.

On Jan. 29, the NYPD released video footage of the three perpetrators, hoping the public can identify and help locate them.

The 9th Precinct tweeted out an appeal for help on Thursday afternoon.


Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website, or send a direct message on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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