Englewood NJ Police Looking for Suspects in Attack and Robbery of Brooklyn Man
Last month, a 35-year-old Brooklyn man suffered head injuries and a collapsed lung after being severely beaten by three (3) attackers on Tallman Place between James Street and West Street in Englewood, New Jersey.
After the attack, the victim was taken to an Englewood hospital and placed in intensive care.
According to authorities, one of the attackers used a baseball bat to assault the victim. It is believed that this was a targeted attack, with the three (3) suspects assaulting the man so that they could rob him of his cell phone and sneakers.
If and when the attackers are caught, they are likely to be charged with aggravated assault and robbery.
Aggravated assault in New Jersey is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b). A person can be charged with second degree aggravated assault if he attempts to cause “serious” bodily injury to a person. “Serious” means that the attack causes a risk of death or permanent disfigurement to the victim. In this case, the attackers caused life-threatening injuries that resulted in the victim being hospitalized and placed in intensive care. As a result, if caught, the attackers would likely face second degree aggravated assault charges. If convicted, they could be sentenced to as many as ten (10) years in state prison.
Englewood police are investigating the attack.
To learn more about the details of this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Brooklyn Man Attacked in Englewood, Left with Collapsed Lung.“