Police asking for help identifying suspects in Southie beating caught on camera

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police are asking for help identifying two men in connection with a vicious beating in Southie earlier this month.

Officers responding to a reported assault and battery in progress in the area of 408 E. Third St. about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, spoke with the victim, who said he had just been kicked and punched by two people after a verbal confrontation over loud noise, according to Boston police.

The first suspect is described as a white man with blonde hair who was about 6 feet, 1 inch tall and was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans.

The second suspect was a white man with black hair who was wearing a black polo shirt and blue jeans.

The victim, Chris, was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

“It’s a little bit of an emotional roller coaster. I took a beating,” said Chris, who asked that his last name not be used.

He said he went to get a key to his apartment from a lock box near the garage when he told the group of people outside his apartment to leave the area.

Words were exchanged, and he was attacked.

“It happened so quickly,” he said. “One comes at me directly, others from the side so, you don’t have time to make a decision.”

Chris says he will have to see a surgeon, who may have to operate in order to repair what was done to his face.

It is a night he wished he could forget.

“That’s the thing. If they are getting a rush off that, it is dangerous,” he said. “At some point, someone gets their head on pavement, they’ll kill someone.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Boston police at 617-343-4742.

Those who would like to provide anonymous tips can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word TIP to CRIME (27463).

 

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