PORTLAND – A mob of teenagers used a “Razor” mini scooter and a metal crutch to brutally beat a young man in Southeast Portland Tuesday after he refused to give them a cigarette, court documents show.
The 24-year-old victim told police that he was approached by three teenage boys near Southeast 162nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. When the victim said he wasn’t going to give the teens a cigarette, they attacked him with the scooter and crutch. The victim also said as many as eight people jumped in to kick and punch him, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Multnomah County.
An officer who was in the area came upon the scene and heard someone yell “stop” as multiple people ran. He then spotted the badly-injured victim bleeding heavily from his head, face and elbow near the blood-splattered weapons, the documents show.
As the victim painfully recounted details of the beating to the officer, another officer tracked down, confronted and arrested Francisco Angel-Silva (pictured left) and another 14-year-old boy, who later admitted assaulting the victim after police matched them to suspects captured on nearby security video.
The victim was taken to the hospital with a fractured face and skull, along with a broken arm.
"My nephew could have died," the victim's aunt said. "My nephew didn't deserve this."
On Friday, police arrested 18-year-old Cheimy Matos (pictured right), and a 17-year-old suspect in connection with the beating.
Cheimy pleaded not guilty in court Friday and faces Measure 11 manditory sentencing charges along with Angel-Silva for second and third-degree assault. They were both booked in the Multnomah County Jail.