PD: Men in car almost hit Ahwatukee teens, return to assault them

AHWATUKEE, AZ - A group of teens were almost hit by a yellow Hummer in Ahwatukee and then physically attacked by the driver and passenger, according authorities. 

The teens told officers that around 3:20 a.m. last Sunday a yellow Hummer drove past them at a high speed and almost hit two of them. This happened around 44th Street and Knox Road. The Hummer drove to a nearby convenience store where it turned around and drove toward the group again hitting the curb and almost striking the teens again, according to Phoenix police.

Police said a 15-year-old girl picked up a rock and threw it at the Hummer. The car stopped and two men, both 19, along with possibly another male suspect, got out of the vehicle and assaulted the female. They also assaulted an 18-year-old male who was in the group. 

The Hummer drove away, but according to witnesses and the victims it returned yet again and they assaulted the victims a second time. Both 19-year-olds picked up the 18-year-old male and threw him on the ground, causing what police say was a "fairly serious head injury." 

The suspects then left the scene a second time.

Both Phoenix police and fire personnel responded to the scene and transported the 18-year-old victim to the hospital. Officers were able to find the suspect vehicle described by the victims and detained both suspects. They were identified by the victims and witnesses and face charges of aggravated assault and assault.

The Phoenix Police Department is trying to identify all who may have been with the suspects that morning.

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