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.
🚨#WANTED🚨 We REALLY need your help with this one… Here’s what we know… On 1/1/20, at about 4:00AM, in the area of E. 9th Street & Avenue A, these 3 assaulted a young man. They caused him to suffer a broken nose and a fractured skull…cont. pic.twitter.com/mx1rTkL5Z8
— NYPD 9th Precinct (@NYPD9Pct) January 30, 2020
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.