Three men are finally in custody after a brutal beating of an Iraq war veteran at a Mobil gas station in Washington Park, IL.
On October 14, 2015 a young Caucasian veteran, who deployed to Iraq twice, was the victim of a brutal attack by three African-American men.
After their brutal beating of the veteran—leaving him bleeding and fighting for his life—they poured alcohol on his face and ran him over with their car as they fled the scene.
It is still not clear at this time if this attack was a hate crime or not.
Washington Park Police Chief, Tony Tomlinson, said, “The video is rough. It’s pretty graphic. This really hit home for us because the young man is a veteran,” to Fox2now.
“It’s horrible to think that you could go fight for your country, raise your right hand and take the oath and say that you will fight for your country, and you come home and after fighting the enemies, come home to a gas station and get beat up. It’s just tragic,” Tomlinson said.
On Thursday, the Washington Park Police Department announced that after working with the East St. Louis Police Department, the state police, and Centerville Police they were able to arrest three suspects.
Lamarcus Evans, Earl Agnew, and Deon Sanders are in custody and have been charged with aggravated battery and mob action.
The Iraq war veteran suffered severe injuries to his shoulders, head and ribs but survived the attack.
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