Yesterday a video went viral from Sunday which appears to show a black man sneaking up behind a white dude and knocking him out cold with a brick to the head. It’s really quite horrifying:
Man Caught On Video Smashing another, in the Back of the head with a brick in Baltimore😬 pic.twitter.com/wmbOdCxVOA
— Ray Garcia 🇺🇸 (@RayGarciahawaii) August 31, 2020
The laughing by these onlookers in the background just adds to the horror, as they clearly don’t care about this man’s life in any way, shape, or form. Hideous.
It’s being reported that police are investigating the brutal assault, which is said to have stemmed from an argument between the two men:
BALTIMORE SUN – Police are investigating an incident captured in a video that went viral on social media, showing a man getting hit in the back of the head with a brick in South Baltimore.
Around 6:40 p.m. Sunday, police responded with a backup unit to the 100 block of Hamburg St. in the Sharp-Leadenhall neighborhood for report of an assault.
When officers arrived, there was no victim on the scene, police said. Medics who also canvassed the scene did not locate a victim, according to an incident report.
Officers later observed a “pool of blood” on a sidewalk nearby the area, according to the incident report.
A witness, who refused to give their name or address, told police that the incident stemmed from a “loud argument” between two men, according to the report. One man began to walk away and then the other man picked up two bricks and struck him in the back of the head, the witness said, and then ran away traveling northbound by foot toward the Sharp-Leadenhall apartments, according to the incident report.
City Councilman Eric Costello, who represents the area, strongly condemned the incident and asked people with video footage to come forward.
“It should go without saying that the complete depravity to human life illustrated in this video is absolutely disgusting and should be investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Costello wrote in a Facebook post Monday.
As of last night the police hadn’t located the suspect or the victim.