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

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

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    Man Viciously Attacked at Gas Station

    Keith Jones explains how a 51-year-old man was attacked by multiple people at a North Philadelphia gas station. (Published Saturday, April 11, 2015)

    A third woman faces charges in the caught-on-camera beating of a homeless man at a Philadelphia gas station.

    Police arrested Kaisha Duggins, 24, on Friday. A Judge later arraigned the Olney woman on attempted murder, aggravated assault, possessing instruments of crime and related offenses, according to court records.

    Two other women remained jailed as investigators continue to search for more suspects in 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.

    Shareena Joachim, 24, and Aleathea Gillard, 34, also face attempted murder, aggravated assault, possessing instruments of crime and related offenses.

    Witnesses reported that during the attack one of the woman 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.

    Shareena Joachim, 24, and 34-year-old Aleathea Gillard have been charged in the beating of a man at an Olney gas station.

    Barnes remained hospitalized at Albert Einstein Medical Center in critical condition with severe head injuries. His sister,

    Diane Barnes, asked

    that everyone prays for her brother.

    Detectives are still searching for the other people involved in the attack. Anyone with information is asked to call the police tipline at 215.686.TIPS.