FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas - Four adults and two juveniles accused of crashing a birthday party and brutally beating one of the guests have been arrested, and authorities are still looking for a seventh suspect, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.
It happened on Nov. 1 at a home in the Grand Mission subdivision.
"I felt sorry for that child. What did he do? They probably don't even know him," said Shizrae Iqbal, a resident of the Grand Mission subdivision, to whom Local 2 showed the video.
At a press conference on Thursday morning, Sheriff Troy E. Nehls said that the teenage girl who hosted the party posted the details of the event on social media.
Nehls said some 50 teens flooded the home after word of the party had spread.
"You don't know what kind of people you're going to attract," said Iqbal.
Many of the guests were uninvited, including the suspects -- Moshood Sodeke, Larry Ornoia, Kevin Rugurnbira, Prince Jalyesimi, two juvenile boys, and an unidentified man.
Authorities said a teenage girl at the party felt harassed by the group and decided to leave with a friend, but the group followed them outside.
Surveillance video appears to show the suspects ganging up on the 17-year-old male victim, stomping, punching, and kicking him repeatedly while he was on the ground. The girl was also struck in the face and choked when she tried to help him.
"There's a total disregard for life when you look at using your feet to kick a person's head. They are very fortunate. This could have been a felony," Sheriff Nehls said.
One of the suspects allegedly said "We black people aren't like you black people" during the attack.
Sodeke, Ornoia, Rugurnbira, Jalyesimi, and the juvenile boys have been charged with assault with injury, a Class A assault, and are behind bars on $10,000 bond each. They are reportedly students at Travis High School.
Fort Bend ISD released the following statement about the incident:
"Fort Bend ISD has been cooperating with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office investigation involving Travis High School Students. The students who were arrested are not on campus and will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Depending on the severity of the charges, the disciplinary measures may include suspension or expulsion."
Nehls said one of the suspects was involved in a similar incident one week earlier.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding the sixth suspect. Investigators say he is between 20 to 23 years old with a beard. He is wearing stained jeans in the video. They are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to his capture.29697626
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