Carroll County

Video shows teen brutally beaten outside metro Atlanta Walmart

CARROLLTON, Ga. — Video obtained exclusively by Channel 2 Action News shows the moments a teen was beaten in a Walmart parking lot.

Carrollton police are now investigating the incident as the teen, who ended up in the hospital, recovers.

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Channel 2′s Elizabeth Rawlings spoke to 19-year-old Chase Attaway’s mother. Vicki Attaway showed Rawlings a video that ended up on Snapchat Tuesday night, showing a crowd of teens surrounding her son and attacking him.

“When I see that video, I think, ‘What do kids get out of that? What would make you record a video of you beating up a kid?’” Vicki Attaway said.


Chase Attaway said he was attacked out of nowhere by a group of classmates.

“They basically just wanted to see a fight go on,” Chase Attaway said. “I can’t even look in the mirror right now. It’s horrible.”

Chase Attaway was let with a fractured cheek and bruises.

Police said that despite the fact that the victim believes the attack was random, they think there’s more to the story and that something happened before the attack that may have led up to it.

Witnesses said Attaway was accused of hitting a girl. It’s unclear whether there’s any truth to the allegations.

Investigators have been reviewing the video.

So far, no one has been arrested, but investigators said that multiple teens will face charges that will likely be filed next week.

Chase’s father, James Attaway, said the family wants the attackers to be prosecuted to the fullest.

“I want them tried as adults,” James Attaway said. “As a dad, I was ready to go out and do something.”