Police Arrest 3 Juveniles in Caught on Camera Beating at Olney Gas Station - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police Arrest 3 Juveniles in Caught on Camera Beating at Olney Gas Station

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    3 Juveniles Arrested in Gas Station Beating

    Three juveniles are under arrest in the beating of a homeless man at a Philadelphia gas station. (Published Saturday, April 25, 2015)

    Police arrested three juveniles in connection to the caught-on-camera beating of a homeless man at a Philadelphia gas station.

    The three suspects are charged as juveniles with attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault and other related offenses.

    A total of six people in all were arrested in connection to the brutal beating -- involving a hammer, a piece of wood and Mace -- outside the Sunoco gas station at 5th Street and Somerville Avenue in the city's Olney section back on April 7. Kaisha Duggins, 24, Shareena Joachim, 24, and Aleathea Gillard, 34, are charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, possessing instruments of crime and related offenses.

    Witnesses reported that during the attack one of the women screamed about marks on the face of a child, who could be seen in the end of surveillance footage that captured the attack, indicating the 51-year-old victim had hit the boy.

    Investigators have not confirmed an earlier altercation with the child prompted the violent attack, which left the victim hospitalized with severe head injuries.

    The surveillance video shows at least three others jump from a minivan and rush Robert Barnes as he stood outside the Sunoco station. Next they punched and stomped the man, even striking him with a hammer.

    Once the attackers finished their violent assault, one of the women grabbed a boy from the minivan and brought him over to the injured man.

    "One of the women was screaming look at my child's face," said Brittney Horsey, a witness. "He did this to my child's face."

    At that point, the group got back in the minivan and sped off.

    Barnes remains hospitalized at Albert Einstein Medical Center in critical condition with severe head injuries. His sister, Diane Barnes, asked that everyone prays for her brother.

    With the three juveniles, police say all of the people involved in the attack are now in custody.