Riverdale, GA – The victim of a brutal beating was rescued by police after concerned citizens alerted them about a violent video that was streaming on Instagram Live on Halloween.
The video showed a bloodied, beaten woman crying as multiple people struck her and yelled at her, WAGA reported.
The woman’s clothes were tattered and she was partially naked.
Horrified viewers recorded snippets of the attack and sent them to the Clayton County Police Department (CCPD).
The CCPD responded to the 1300-block of Heather Circle at approximately 1 p.m. after learning of the “social media outcry for help,” according to a video briefing released by the department.
Police arrived at the residence and spoke with a female, who claimed no one was inside the home, the CCPD said.
“During the conversation, one of the many complainants arrived at the scene and provided video footage that clearly indicated there were multiple subjects inside the residence,” the department noted. “Due to the exigent circumstances, officers made entry into the home and performed a protective sweep of the residence.”
They ultimately located the battered female victim behind a locked door, according to the CCPD.
The victim suffered multiple injuries, but none were believed to be life threatening.
She was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
“We were able to get her medical attention quickly thanks to the public,” CCPD Major Anthony Thuman told WAGA.
Police arrested four individuals in connection with the brutal assault but are still searching for two suspects who fled the scene on foot, according to the video briefing.
One of the at-large subjects has been identified as 28-year-old Danielle Moose.
Moose is wanted on charges of tampering with evidence, terroristic threats and acts, false imprisonment, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault, police said.
The second at-large suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Javen Hill, WSB reported.
He is wanted on multiple warrants.
Police said both suspects are believed to be armed, WSB reported.
The individuals arrested at the scene were identified by police as 28-year-old Tynisha Blyther, 37-year-old Courtney Fisher, 21-year-old K’ayla Smith, and 19-year-old Quntavious Grover, according to the CCPD.
They have all been charged with tampering with evidence, terroristic threats and acts, false imprisonment, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault.
The investigation into the attack remains ongoing, but police said they believe five of the suspects lived at the residence with the victim, WAGA reported.
The assault allegedly occurred after the group accused the woman of stealing, leading to an argument.
Investigators said the victim is not facing any charges in connection with her roommates’ allegations, WAGA reported.
She is expected to survive, but has a long road to recovery, police said.