Yonkers, NY – Police have made several arrests in connection with a brutal gang attack caught on video that left a man in critical condition, but detectives are still looking for more witnesses to the beating (video below).
Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller said the incident occurred just after 9 p.m. on June 17 on North Broadway as more than 50 witnesses watched and did nothing to intervene, the Daily Voice reported.
“The Yonkers Police Department have made several arrests, but there are more suspects that need to be held accountable for their despicable actions,” Commissioner Mueller said in a video press briefing on Friday. “Well over fifty people last night saw what happened, and we need them to come forward and do the right thing.”
Surveillance video from the area captured the scene as a male victim ran from a business and into the street with a mob chasing him.
A group of people that included known gang members surrounded the man and beat him with their fists and bottles, stomped on him as he lay on the pavement, and kicked him repeatedly, the video showed.
The video showed the mob of people around the victim, participating in the beating, continued to grow as he was beaten.
After a moment, the crowd broke up and the victim was left lying unconscious on the pavement, the police department said.
The video showed that a few people stood watching afterwards, some of whom were taking pictures or filming video of the scene.
The man was eventually transported to the hospital with a serious brain injury, the Daily Voice reported.
He remained there in critical condition.
The police commissioner called on witnesses to come forward and talk with investigators, the Daily Voice reported.
“There is a lot of talk about police responsibility and police accountability, but there is also community responsibility and community accountability to each other,” Commissioner Mueller said. “The overwhelming majority of people who live and work in Yonkers are wonderful people.”
He called on the community to come together with police and help identify all of the people who participated in the attack, the Daily Voice reported.
“We need to stand together to make sure that these people are brought to justice,” the commissioner continued. “I can say with absolute certainty that everyone would agree this is not the kind of world we want to live in.”
He said police had made several arrests in connection with the attack but said there were more to be made, the Daily Voice reported.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content:
— Yonkers Police HQ (@YonkersPD) June 18, 2021