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Police seeking suspects in severe beating in Eastown

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Grand Rapids police are asking for help in finding four men who allegedly assaulted four others this past weekend, leaving one man with a severe brain injury.

Police say the incident happened Saturday night around midnight in a parking lot in Eastown, in the 1400 block of Lake Drive SE.  The injured man, a 21-year-old, was out with his father and two other men celebrating his birthday when a man who appeared to homeless approached them asking for money.  The four men declined, but then a dark-colored SUV pulled up to the scene. The driver and three others got out of the SUV and started assaulting the four men.  The suspects then fled in the SUV.

The 21-year-old suffered a brain injury and has been hospitalized.  The other three received non-life threatening injuries.

The four suspects are described as being black men in their 20s.  The driver was described as being large, and built like a body builder.  The other three had average builds.

Anyone with information should call Grand Rapids Police at 616-456-4548 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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4 comments

  • learnedmylesson25

    Thanks FOX 17 for giving a description.WOOD would not.How can anyone look out for these thugs without a description?WOOD is so PC that they are derelict of their duties –which is helping protect the public from crime.If the TV station doesn’t describe whether the suspects are black or not(intentionally it seems),why mention it at all?Also,it took 5 days for this to come out?This scam turned assault and battery needed to be publicized ASAP.

    • steve

      Learned, since the 60s, the media has been ever increasingly scared to death of liability lawsuits, especially those in which a racial element could be a factor. Their blatant support of all matters that are supported by liberals has made the mainstream media purveyors of half-truths and bias. To tell the complete and unbiased news would be admitting their own professional shortcomings during that time, and they’re not about to do that.