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Camera captures brutal attack of 60-year-old man in Phoenix

Man beat and stomped on in Phoenix
Posted at 7:37 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 00:19:04-05

PHOENIX — A 60-year-old man is in extremely critical condition after being beaten by three young men early Sunday morning.

Police say were called to the area of 15th Avenue and Buckeye Road around 5:30 a.m. to investigate an injured person call.

When officers arrived on scene they found the victim in the roadway with serious injuries to his head.

Surveillance video from a nearby home shows the vicious attack. Three men are seen surrounding the defenseless man and kicking him multiple times in the head. They even return multiple times to inflict more damage.

"I feel bad for him. That's another human being," said Tony Johnson, who lives just feet away from where the beating took place. "That's sad. That could've been me. I'm 65 years old."

Witnesses told police three young men between the ages of 16 and 20 years old "beat and stomped" the man before fleeing the scene.

Police are still looking for the suspects at this time. Neighbors are scared and troubled by the randomness and brutality of the crime.

"I wish they would catch them," said Johnson.

"It's scary to be honest, and in the middle of the night. Nobody knows why or what happened," said one mother, who did not want to be identified. "Is it safe for me, is it safe for my kids?"

Another thing some neighbors are upset about is that at least one car and bicyclist can be seen driving and riding past the injured man without stopping to check on him or call 911.

"That pissed me off," said Johnson. "If I see another human being laying in the street, I’m going to call help for him. If I don’t stay there I’m still going to call help."

"That makes it even worse. What if you were that person or that was your loved one just laying there?" asked the mother.

Phoenix police are asking anyone with information to call (602) 262-6151 or if they wish to remain anonymous, 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S, 480-948-6377 OR 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O for Spanish.