Three people are now recovering after a mob of teenagers ran through a busy shopping plaza, seemingly picking out customers and Kroger employees at random to attack.
A video of the incident has been shared with local news stations in the area and is quickly going viral. It shows a young adult lying still on the ground as others repeatedly kick him and stomp his head. Other are seen being chased or knocked to the ground.
WREG said a witness told the cameras that the three people injured were attacked indiscriminately–two victims were African American, and one victim was Caucasian.
The news station added that the brawl happened at the corner of Poplar Avenue and Highland Street. Memphis Police have arrested and charged three juveniles in connection with Saturday’s attack of three people in a Kroger parking lot.
A 15-year-old is charged with aggravated riot, and acting in concert: to wit aggravated assault. According to Mayor Wharton, the teen was out on gun related charges at the time of the attack. Wharton said the teen was not enrolled in school and his mother was previously charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
A juvenile court judge ordered the teen held. There was no parent at the teen’s hearing. Police have said the suspect is the individual seen in witness video wearing a lime green shirt. Another 16-year-old is also charged with aggravated riot, and acting in concert: to wit aggravated assault. A 15-year-old and 17-year-old are also with aggravated riot.
Get the witness’ full testimony by going to the WREG.com website: http://on.kthv.com/1rXJXRO
If you have any details on this crime that may lead to an arrest, please contact Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.