Cops looking for suspects after local musician beaten, in coma
Dave Cohen Reporting
New Orleans Police are asking for help finding the suspects in a beating that left a local musician in a coma. The victim's family says it may have been an incident of the "knockout" crimes that have been reported acorss the country. Police say there was an argument first.
"On January 21, 2014 at 12:05 am in the 800 block of Conti Street outside of a bar, two suspects beat a man until he was unconscious after a verbal altercation," Officer Garry Flot said in a news release. "The man suffered severe injuries and was transported to the hospital."
Cops say the attackers fled.
"Both suspects then fled the scene. Video surveillance shows the suspects walking on Conti Street."
Here is the video:
Flot says, "One suspect is described as a black male, about 5'07" tall with a stocky build and Dreadlocks. The subject has a tattoo between his eyes that appeared to be a "W" with a cross above it. The Other suspect who first struck the victim is described as a light Complexion black male approximately 6'1 in height thin build possibly known as 'Ken'."
"According to witnesses as well as video tape, two individuals just took it upon themselves to assault, and badly hurt him. He fell into the street," the victim's brother, Dave Potter, told WWL TV. "Get these people off the street... I've had it."
Dave Potter works at WWL Radio.
Doug Potter is a bass player and was leaving a gig when he was beaten.