On Saturday, 27-year-old Michael Stinnett was walking back to his on-campus apartment near Beacon Street and Park Drive, when he was brutally beaten by a group of three black males.
Around 3 a.m., a car came speeding past, narrowly missing Stinnett, then suddenly, the driver turned around and stopped, according to Stinnett.
Three black males exited the vehicle and began punching and kicking him.
The victim's brother, Ellia Kassoff, told The Boston Globe:
“Michael said it happened so fast that he had no chance to run. He didn’t even feel the need to run at first because he thought they were coming back to apologize.”
The three assailants beat Stinnett into unconsciousness, even stomping on his head after he passed out.
A passerby called 911, and Stinnett was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was initially listed in critical condition.
He suffered a brain bleed, as well as several cuts and bruises.
Stinnett is a U.S. Navy veteran, and spent eight years as a weapons instructor.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Police are urging anyone with information on this attack to call 1-800-494-8477. Callers can remain anonymous.