By Kelsey Kushner

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police are investigating after a man was seen striking another man with a brick in Baltimore on Sunday.

A video of the incident has been shared over and over again on social media Monday.

According to the police report, an officer responded to the 100 block of West Hamburg Street for a report of an aggravated assault. When the officer arrived, however, there was no victim on the scene. The officer did see a pool of blood on the north side of the sidewalk.

UPDATE: Baltimore Brick Attack: Victim In ‘Disgusting’ Video Identified; Suspect Still Sought

Upon following up with the person who called, the citizen who reported it refused to give their name or address but said he was in his home around 6:30 p.m. on West Hamburg Street when he heard a loud argument between two men.

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One of the men began to walk away when the other picked up two bricks, approached the other man and struck him in the back of the head. The man then ran away, leaving the victim on the ground.

Police have still not located the victim despite reaching out to local hospitals and medical centers. They’re trying to make sure he’s okay, the department said.

“It happened so fast,” one witness, who did not want to be identified, told WJZ. “When I saw him running I thought he was running to talk to the guy.”

The neighbor said he yelled to the victim and asked him if he wanted an ambulance, but the man said he was okay.

Baltimore City Councilman Eric Costello posted the video on Instagram, condemning the attack.

In his post, he said the attack happened at around 6:35 p.m. at the northwest intersection of West Hamburg Street and Leadenhall Street.

“It should go without saying that the complete depravity to human life illustrated in this video is absolutely disgusting and should be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Costello wrote.

The councilman echoed those comments in an interview Monday.

“It’s a depraved act, it’s disgusting,” he said.

He said detectives are investigating this incident and seeking any information, including camera footage between the times of 6 and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Anyone with information should contact the Baltimore Police Department.

Kelsey Kushner

Comments (24)
  1. Mark says:

    Fuc* you wjz… This attack was racial… you clearly and purposely left that out. It’s leftist media like you, to why these violent attacks happen. The blood is on your hands… one day someone might return the favor!

  2. Jim McMahon says:

    The person who filmed this is DEONTRAY TRAYVON BENNET
    1022 S HANOVER S T BALTIMORE MARYLAND (443) 845 3071

    1. Finn says:

      Wrong phone number dude.

  3. David C says:

    This was a Race based hate crime and you are intentionally leaving that out!!! This is terrible biased reporting.

  4. King Julian says:

    WJZ only gives you the information they want you to know, just like a good communist news agency would. HATE CRIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Deonte says:

    I guess its only news when the races are reversed.

  6. Linda Kelly says:

    This video clearly represents a racially motivated hate crime! Why not reported? Where are the peaceful protests? The female who is recording this needs to be charged too once someone ID’s the moron with the brick.

  7. Tyree says:

    Well some one knew it was gonna go down…..BECAUSE THEY FILMED IT. That councilman is a hardball liberal and is big on excusing black deviant behavior. So now that his constituent are being attack maybe they won’t vote this clown in next time.

  8. a mom says:

    Not all arguments are racially motivated. When a black guy and a white guy argue over a woman, a dope deal, a parking space, politics, a debt, which team is better, who “dissed” who and a million other things it is not “racially motivated” if it comes to blows.

    We had an incident here over the weekend where 2 guys one black one white came to blows——-neighbors (who had both been drinking) arguing over who some tools belonged to one said were his and the other that the guy borrowed them from him. Cops were called- they went at it and it was over by time they got here- nobody wanted to press charges .The guys are good friends issues happen when they get drunk.The fight was over who owned a hedge trimmer not race. Race is not the motivation for every conflict.

    If I ever bonk somebody on the head with a brick it will not be over the color of their skin -most people are not racists

    1. You’re simply wrong. The attacker posted the video to social media with the tag White Lives Don’t Matter, coupled with the Black Lives Matter hashtag.

    2. King Julian says:

      you must be stupid or something a brick to the head is not an argument it is attempted murder, stop trying to be the PC liberal and call it what it is

  9. SaMMy sayZ says:

    It is up to the victim to report it or not- nobody knows what this was over. dude-use a little good sense if the attacker posted the video they would know who it was – the attacker did not take the video so how did he post it? some people start filming when they think something might happen and witnesses say they were arguing- about what who knows???????? There is no proof this was racially motivated people are just assuming. I been in plenty of fights in my day none was over race. Last guy I belted made a crude remark about my wife at a party hit him for that not his race maybe race maybe not don’t know so why guess??????????????not everything is aboput race one way or otyher

  10. Goth says:

    No matter what it was over nobody deserves to be hit in the head with a brick! Absolutely disgusting. Hate crime at its finest. Liberal media. Lets see what happens to the brick thrower “nothing” just a typical day in Baltimore. One thing definitely needed in Baltimore Law and Order!

  11. Reality Check says:

    So if a person of one race hits another it has to be a racially motivated attack? What would it have been if both guys had been the same race? Not right to whack someone with a brick but maybe race had nothing to do with it people argue and get violent over all kinds of stupid stuff every day ppl on drugs or booze can have short fuses.
    That’s stupid most fights are over something and they said they had been arguing before this.
    Did they know each other? They had issue over something

    Idiots making conclusions = trumpturds fanning racism

    the fact the victim ran off means it was probably over something he did not want police to know about or he had warrants or something on him he should not have nobody knows nobody here knows what this was over but they had been arguing before so it was not some random attack oh there;s a white guy I’m gonna go hit him just for being white

    How do you know the white guy had not hit the black one first they are heard argue then the bl;ack guy hits the white guy all over some stupid stuff

    1. R says:

      Call what this is: a racially motivated attack. They are laughing and later post this with the hashtag WhiteLivesDontMatter.

  12. Goth says:

    idiots not facing reality- liberals.

  13. All Lives Matter WJZ says:

    This is why all loose bricks should be removed from the city streets. It allows the crackheads to arm themselves. 🙂

  14. Lucy says:

    How can anyone look at this and know what started it or why it happened? That’s just dumb!!!!!!!!!!

    Not everything is about race!!!!!!!!!!!!! you people are being dumb as those 2 guys LOL

    1. King Julian says:

      its attempted murder, you must not be able to read, another PC liberal. head in the sand.

  15. Eeleb says:

    If they haven’t found the victim, who is to say he isn’t dead and they disposed of the body. Don’t assume because the victim hasn’t filed charges, it is because he is okay. They need to locate this person before any conclusions can be drawn.

  16. Aristarhh says:

    This is clear attempt to murder: black man try to kill whte man. Why black people of USA support THAT?!

  17. Leap Tech says:

    CBS needs to get their reporting together, race is definitely an important issue in this attempted murder.

  18. chrissfarmer says:

    THE VICTIM WAS FOUND, HE IS FINE. If he does not want to press charges he does not have to. It was just an argument between 2 people that got out of hand, no serious injury, nothing to see here, move on

    “On Tuesday, Baltimore City Councilman Eric Costello said police have identified the victim, who does not appear to have serious injuries.

    Police said the victim told them he suffered minor injuries and did not seek medical attention.” -WJZ report

  19. easterncliff says:

    No mention of the fact that in the original post of this video the hashtag, “WhiteLivesDoNotMatter,” appears. Now, that doesn’t mean that the attacker necessarily stated this, but it does reflect a disturbing and vile sentiment.

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