by: Ryan Young Updated:
ATLANTA - Georgia State University police are looking for two men accused of beating a student from the college.
“The whole right side of my face had to be reconstructed. I have four plates holding my face together,” said the student whose identity has been withheld for his safety.
The victim told Channel 2’s Ryan Young that he’s even lost “some of the pieces of bone” around his eye during the March 1 incident that occurred around 7:30 p.m. at Decatur Street in southeast Atlanta .
Video surveillance shows the student walking in a white shirt. Seconds later, two men are seen walking behind him before the attack.
The victim, who recalled being hit in the back of the head, said he learned his attacker was wearing a brass knuckle.
“Another guy came up and hit me in the face with a piece of wood,” the victim said.
Young spoke one-on-one with the GSU Deputy Chief Carlton Mullis, who said the cameras in the area did not capture the attack, but caught the suspects running from the vicinity.
Mullis sent a strong warning to those responsible for the attack.
“When you come down here and do this, we are going to capture you,” he said. “We are not going to put up with this.”
The victim said the two men never said a word and got away with nothing. But he hopes tips from the public will get these men off the streets.
Anyone with information is being asked to call Crimestoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).