Baltimore, MD – Police are searching for the suspect who viciously attacked a pedestrian from behind and bashed him in the head with a brick last Sunday evening (video below).
Cell phone footage of the brutal assault was posted to Instagram by a user with the handle of @traysavage, The Daily Wire reported.
“WhiteLivesDoNotMatter,” he captioned the video. “YOUNG MAN YOU GOT KNOCKED TF OUT…B—H YOU BET NOT RUN…Unk tried to kill to yo…Pray for unk.”
The original video has since been taken down, but not before it went viral.
The incident occurred in the 100-block of Hamburg Street at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Aug. 31, The Baltimore Sun reported.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a pool of blood on the sidewalk, but the victim was gone, according to WJZ.
They were able to make contact with the person who reported the attack, and learned that a white male and a black male had been arguing loudly shortly before the assault occurred.
The white male turned and walked away from the confrontation, at which point the black male grabbed two bricks and used one of them to bash the unsuspecting victim in the back of the head, WJZ reported.
Cell phone footage showed the victim as he collapsed face-down onto the pavement.
His attacker immediately ran away on foot.
“It happened so fast,” a witness told WJZ. “When I saw him running, I thought he was running to talk to the guy.”
The witness said he yelled out to the injured man and asked him if he needed an ambulance, but the victim said he was okay, WJZ reported.
Investigators said they have checked local medical centers and hospitals, but that they have not been able to locate the victim to make sure he’s safe.
Baltimore City Councilman Eric Costello shared the video on Instagram and called for the suspect to be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
“It should go without saying that the complete depravity to human life illustrated in this video is absolutely disgusting,” Costello wrote.
He asked for anyone who has additional information about the assault to contact police immediately.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content:
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UPDATE ON BRICK ATTACK IN SHARP LEADENHALL ON 08/30 *** Warning – Graphic Content The incident in this video occurred on Sunday, August 31, at approximately 6:35pm, at the NW intersection of W Hamburg St and Leadenhall St. The victim is walking on the north side of the 100 block of W Hamburg St, heading westbound (from S Hanover St toward M&T Stadium). Baltimore Police Department Detectives are actively investigating this incident and seeking any information, especially camera footage, in between the times of 6:00pm and 7:00pm. The most relevant location is the 100 block of W Hamburg St. If you have information or footage of the victim, suspect, those recording the video, or anything else relevant, please forward to Captain Eric Leitch at: [email protected] and feel free to copy me at: [email protected] It should go without saying that the complete depravity to human life illustrated in this video is absolutely disgusting and should be investigate and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.