Shockoe Bottom beating victim wants answers

By Evrod Cassimy – bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – More than two weeks since a horrific Shockoe Bottom beat-down and the victim wants answers. He tells us he hasn't heard from police since he filed the report and wants to know how the investigation is going.

Police declined our request for an on-camera interview simply because there is no new information. We also spoke with the victim about his slow recovery...and how he's coping with knowing the men who beat him are still out there.

His eyes are practically healed from when we first spoke to him two weeks ago. His life is almost back to normal but one of the two victims in the brutal Shockoe Bottom beating, caught on tape, is still looking for answers. Every day since the incident he hopes to hear from police about an arrest but so far he's heard nothing.

"It would have been nice to hear from them," said the victim. "It would be good to know if they've gotten any leads or anything but as of right now I'm just as much in the dark, or more so than anybody watching TV."

The victim still asked that we hide his identity because his attackers are still out there. He's trying to figure out why police haven't called him back even after so many credible tips have come in.

"I'd love to think they've got this thing almost wrapped up and they're just waiting to tell me they've got all the guys in custody but hearing nothing...I can't just jump to conclusions like that."

The investigation is being handled out of Richmond's First Precinct, but more than two weeks since the incident happened and several credible tips later, police tell us there's still no new information. A spokesperson for the department did tell us, however, that despite the tips, they don't have any identities of the attackers seen in the video.

The victim hopes someone out there will finally come forward with information that will lead to an arrest. If you recognize the attackers in that video or have any information that can help police, you can make an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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