2 Women Arrested in Brutal Road Rage Beatdown in New Jersey; Cops Search for More Suspects - NBC New York

2 Women Arrested in Brutal Road Rage Beatdown in New Jersey; Cops Search for More Suspects

The motorist is seen being pulled from his car and then viciously punched, kicked and stomped by the group

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    Cops Search for Suspects Who Brutally Beat Driver in NJ

    A man was pulled from his car and mercilessly beaten by a group of people on a hot night in Jersey City, and the crowd that gathered around the beatdown left the man bleeding in the street. NBC 4 New York's George Spencer reports.

    (Published Monday, July 15, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Two women have been arrested in a caught-on-camera beatdown of an NJ driver over the weekend; cops are still looking for four suspects

    • The beating may have been preceded by a minor parking space fender bender, authorities said

    • Video captured the entire confrontation, which shows the driver being pulled from his car and then viciously punched, kicked and stomped

    Two women have been arrested in connection with the violent caught-on-camera beatdown of a driver in New Jersey, an attack possibly sparked by road rage -- and authorities are still looking for nearly a half-dozen other suspects.

    Bria Exum, 26, and Shirley Burrows, 26, were charged with aggravated assault, Jersey City officials said Tuesday. Exum was also charged with burglary, theft and endangering an injured victim, a spokeswoman said. It wasn't immediately clear if either woman had retained an attorney who could comment.

    Authorities had been looking for the two women and four men for their suspected roles in the beating, which happened around 3 a.m. Sunday at a busy intersection. The entire confrontation was captured on video.

    In the footage, the motorist is seen being pulled from his car and then viciously punched, kicked and stomped by the group. 

    The beating may have been preceded by a parking space fender bender. After an initial confrontation, the man tries to get in his car and drive away before someone jumps on his windshield, breaking it. Another person is seen in the video jumping on the hood of the Cadillac.

    The man is seen lying motionless on the pavement after the attack.

    The 42-year-old victim survived and was taken to a hospital for treatment after the attack, but the extent of his injuries wasn't clear.

    Police are asking for help identifying the remaining people wanted for questioning in the investigation. If you know anything about their identities or whereabouts, contact the Jersey City Police Department at (201) 547-4239. 

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