NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A teenage girl’s condition was reported as stable Sunday, after she was attacked with a brick in a Queens alleyway.
The girl’s condition was reported as stable Sunday at Elmhurst Hospital Center. A more detailed description of her condition – ranging from good to critical – was not released.
Police sources have identified her as Michelle Rodrigez of Astoria.
Police said Khogali bludgeoned the 16-year-old girl with a brick, then walked back into the range of a surveillance video captured at the scene, where he’s seen dropping an object that police say was the brick he used in the attack.
He then takes off.
Authorities say the alleged victim may have voluntarily gone into the alley with the suspect.
City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-22nd), who represents the district, said the victim’s choice to go into the alley is no excuse for the brutal assault.
“This is a vicious attack – whether they knew each other or didn’t know each other,” Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. told CBS 2’s John Slattery. “Really no excuse for this. This guy is an animal. And luckily we have this videotape.”
The victim was initially reported in critical condition.
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