Virginia Beach Police still looking for suspects who stomped man in the head during September assault

Posted at 11:31 AM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 13:13:27-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Police are still looking for suspects who assaulted a man near the Oceanfront in September, sending him to the hospital with serious injuries.

On Saturday, September 10, at approximately 5 a.m., police say a man heard a disturbance near the intersection of 16th Street and Cypress Avenue.

When he stepped outside, he say a large group of people fighting. The victim was then punched in the head and fell into a ditch, where someone kicked and stomped him in the head several times, causing serious injuries.

“I got punched in the face, all I remember is going down, falling into a ditch, trying to block kicks with my arms,” said the victim in a September interview with News 3’s Kelly Rule.

He asked News 3 to protect his identity for his safety.

The man says he heard yelling and fighting outside and what sounded like a woman getting assaulted, so he stepped outside to see what was going on. As he called 9-1-1 and walked closer to the scene, which was near the Ocean Walk apartments, he says a man approached him out of nowhere.

After the attack, the victim says he walked himself home, but it took him almost an hour to remember parts of what happened.

“I was awoken by him saying, ‘did something happen to me?’ It was very scary to me, and it was, you know, someone you love, so it’s heartbreaking,” said the victim’s wife in September.

The victim sustained broken bones in his eye socket, a deep gash above his eye, bleeding in his brain, and a shattered tooth.

Detectives are asking anyone with information of hearing or seeing anything related to this assault to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or by texting “VBTIP” and the information to CRIMES (274637).