A group of teenagers were caught on video beating a 73-year-old man with a traffic cone late last month, and the victim died the following day, as per reports.
According to the police, James was walking across Cecil B. Moore Avenue near North 21st Street just after 2:30 a.m. when he was ambushed.
Police released video of the attack, adding that the culprits appear to be three girls and four boys believed to be in their early to mid teens.
The first attacker is seen in the clip striking James, who’s blurred in the video, with a traffic cone as the victim tries to cross the street and get away from the group.
After James lands on the sidewalk, another teen appears and uses a cellphone to take a photo or video of him.
A third teen is seen picking up the same traffic cone and throwing it at the victim.
“The teens struck the victim several times with objects, knocking the victim to the ground and causing injuries to his head,” police said in a news blotter. “The victim was transported to the hospital, where he died of his injuries the following day.”
The video also shows the suspects leaving the scene, and two of them appear to be smiling:
The teens apparently gathered after the attack, and one was seen acting out what appeared to be a “stumbling person.”
Police said they hope video of the attack—aand a $20,000 reward—will help locate those responsible.
Watch the video below.