Police trying to ID victim, attackers in Charlotte assault caught on camera

CVS looting surveillance (left) and assault surveillance (right) courtesy Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. (WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Police in Charlotte are asking for the public’s help identifying a victim and his attackers in an assault that was caught on video in uptown.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday in the East 4th Street side of the Epicentre parking deck, which is on EastTrade Street. Officials said surveillance video shows about ten males chase another male into the parking deck then assault him.

The attackers can be seen on video, police said, hitting and kicking the male, then pulling his pants off as they continue to assault him.

CVS looting surveillance (left) and assault surveillance (right) courtesy Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. (WBTV)
CVS looting surveillance (left) and assault surveillance (right) courtesy Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. (WBTV)

Police said the victim, a white male in short brown hair and light-colored pants, has not come forward to report the crime.

At the time of the attack, riots and looting were taking place throughout uptown Charlotte after the fatal officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Police believe surveillance video of looting at a nearby CVS shows some of the men involved in the assault.

Anyone with information about the assault, the looting or the identity of any of the people involved, including the victim, is asked to call 911, or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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