A 20-year-old male was arrested by the Detroit Police Department this week after discovering a video from social media in which he violently assaults an elderly man in a nursing home.
The incident occurred at the Westwood Nursing Center in northwest Detroit and is believed to be racially motivated according to those involved with the case.
The graphic video shows the 20-year-old, who was also being treated for undisclosed reasons at the nursing home, punching the man repeatedly to the point of drawing blood as he spews profanities. After the assault he attempted to wipe the blood from the elderly man to hide his wounds.
Thankfully the video was discovered and the suspect was arrested without incident.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said “the nursing home was unaware of the assault until they saw the video,” during a press conference Thursday. He continued, “we are still investigating that aspect of the case, but we do have a suspect in custody.”
The incident has garnered national attention, even getting a tweet from President Trump who said, “Is this even possible to believe? Can this be for real? Where is this nursing home, how is the victim doing?”
Is this even possible to believe? Can this be for real? Where is this nursing home, how is the victim doing?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2020
You can see the video below.
— bondrab (@ladybondra) May 22, 2020
This piece was written by Staff Writer on May 22, 2020. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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