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Boy beaten by other teens among weekend crimes investigated by police

By Gheni_Platenburg
Nov. 8, 2010 at 5:08 a.m.


HOW YOU CAN HELPIf you have any information about these suspects, call Crime Stoppers 361-572-4200 or visit the website at www.CrimeStoppersVictoria.com.

If the information you give Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest and indictment, you could earn a cash reward up to $1,000.

A 13-year-old boy remains hospitalized after he was severely beaten by his brother and two other boys on Saturday afternoon.

Victoria Police Chief Bruce Ure said officers responded to a house in the 900 block of Wheeler Street at about 4:30 p.m., to find a unconscious 13-year-old boy barely breathing in the front yard.

Witnesses told police a group of kids pushed the 13-year-old down onto the ground and began kicking him in the head and chest, Ure said.

Two 16-year-old boys and one 15-year-old, who is the victim's brother, were arrested and charged in connection with the beating.

Police have confirmed the beating was not gang related.

The victim was taken to Citizens Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

He was later flown to a Corpus Christi hospital for advanced medical attention.

Ure said the suspects, who were all under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, were taken to Citizens Medical Center to be medically cleared.

"It's just short of a miracle that he is alive right now," Ure said about the victim.

The trio of suspects face charges of public intoxication, aggravated assault and aggravated assault of a family member.

The case is still under investigation.

Victoria police are also seeking information on the identities and whereabouts of suspects involved in several other crimes that took place this weekend, which Ure described as an "extraordinary weekend with more than the usual amount of violent crimes."

A 54-year-old man was robbed in the 1300 block of East Rio Grande Street around 2 a.m. Saturday. The man accepted a ride from the suspect, who later robbed the victim at gunpoint. The suspect was described as a 5-foot, 6-inch man, weighing about 170 pounds with dark brown hair. He was last seen driving a white four-door Buick Le Sabre that was missing its front license plate.

A 27-year-old man was robbed in the 200 block of Monterrey Street about 11 p.m. Sunday. Two men punched and kicked the victim in the head before stealing his cellular telephone.

The first suspect was described as a 5-foot, 10-inch tall man, weighing about 150 pounds and about 16 to 18 years old. He was last seen wearing a white and grey baseball shirt and white basketball shoes. The second suspect was described as 5-feet, 9-inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds and about 19 to 20 years old. He was last seen wearing a navy blue shirt.

A woman was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a business in the 3100 block of North Navarro Street about 11:35 a.m. Saturday. The suspect, who fled on foot, was described as a 5-foot, 4-inch man. He was last seen wearing a red baseball cap, light-colored jacket, dark sunglasses and camouflage pants.

Several bullets struck a house in the 2700 block of Cardinal Street around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police believe the shots came from a vehicle that had been parked in front of the house. Several adults were at home at the time of the shooting. No one was injured.

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