PALMDALE – Palmdale detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying up to 10 assailants who viciously attacked a 15-year-old student as he was walking home from school last week. The boy was treated at the hospital for multiple kicks to his head and is also undergoing surgery to repair several of his teeth which were kicked out during the attack. Anyone with information regarding the attack is asked to contact Detective Bergo at 661- 272-2419.
The following is the news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station:
Palmdale Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying several suspects who attacked a victim near Cactus Middle School on March 14, 2012.
The 15-year-old victim in this assault was walking home from school near the 3200 Block of East Avenue R-8, when a group of up to ten Black juveniles approached him and challenged him to a fight.
The suspects surrounded the victim and began punching him while several other juveniles watched.
The victim continued to defend himself from the group of suspects until he fell to the ground. The suspects continued to assault him by punching and kicking him in the face and head. The victim was finally able to get to his feet and escape the onslaught of the attackers.
After arriving home, the victim was treated at a local hospital for multiple kicks to his head resulting in swelling and shoe impressions left in his skin. The victim is also undergoing surgery to repair several of his teeth which were kicked out during the attack.
Palmdale Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying the victim’s attackers. They are additionally asking any witnesses to the brutal attack to please come forward. Individuals with information regarding the attack can either contact Detective Bergo at 661- 272-2419, or they can report information anonymously by contacting “Crime Stoppers” at 800- 222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website lacrimestoppers.org.