Two friends report being robbed at gunpoint by a large group of teens at Ella Bailey Park earlier this week. According to a police report, they and another friend were talking to some “females” shortly after midnight on Tuesday August 13th, when the assault began:
4-5 B/M WEARING BLACK HOODIES AND JEANS WENT TO BOTH (–) AND (–) AND BEGAN PUNCHING AND KICKING THEM UNTIL THEY FELL TO THE GROUND. (–) SAYS HE WAS DRAGGED BETWEEN TWO PARKED CARS ON W SMITH ST AND BEATEN AND KICKED AT GUN POINT WHILE THE SUSPECTS WERE YELLING, “GIVE ME YOUR (S…)”. THERE WERE FOUR OR FIVE ON EACH OF THE VICTIMS FOR A TOTAL OF AT LEAST TEN SUSPECTS AND ADDIT(I)ONAL LOOKOUTS WHO WERE TACITLY INVOLVED. (–) SAYS AN UNDESCRIBED B/M OF SIMILAR DRESS DISPLAYED A COMPACT SIZE 9 MM OR SIMILAR SEMI-AUTO HANDGUN AND POINTED THE GUN AT (–)HEAD WHILE OTHERS WERE STILL KICKING (–) . (–)BELIEVES AT ONE POINT HE WAS STRUCK ON THE TOP OF THE HEAD BY THE FRAME OF THE GUN BY THE SUSPECTS. VICTIM (–) GRABBED THE BARREL OF THE HANDGUN TO DIRECT IT AWAY FROM HIS HEAD IF POSSIBLE.
AT THE SAME TIME, (–)WAS ALSO BEING BEATEN AND ROBBED AT GUNPOINT, BELIEVED HE SAW A REVOLVER TYPE FIREARM CARRIED BY B/M WITH BLACK HOODIE SWEATSHIRT AND POSSIBLE RED PRINTING OR EMBLEM ON THE FRONT OF SWEATSHIRT. (–) WAS ALSO BEING KICKED IN THE RIGHT JAW AND FACE. A SUSPECT SAID, “GIVE ME YOUR GUCCI BELT” OR “COME OUT WITH YOUR GUCCI BELT.” (–) THOUGHT HE HEARD THE HANDGUN BEING COCKED OR THE HAMMER BEING PULLED BACK BY THE SUSPECT WHILE HE WAS BEING KICKED OR DRAGGED BY FOUR OR FIVE OTHER BLACK MALE SUSPECTS. THE SUSPECTS STOLE GUCCI BELT.
The report says the witness ran to safety, and one of the suspects then pointed a handgun at one of the victims and directed them to open the trunk of their car. The suspect removed a backpack from said vehicle. The backpack contained Versace sunglasses and a new pair of gray and white Nike shoes in a box. According to the report, after the suspects had left the scene, a black backpack and some contents were recovered from the sidewalk, on the North side of Ella Bailey Park. One of the victims is still missing a red Nike shoe, which fell off during the attack.
The police report was taken several hours after the incident. The suspects have not been identified at this time.