1 Suspect Charged, 1 Wanted In Brutal Brooklyn Attack

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One suspect had been arrested and charged, while another remained on the loose Monday, in an assault in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

The attack happened around 5 p.m. Feb. 7. A 22-year-old man was assaulted by two suspects in front of a building at 5812 Fourth Ave. in Brooklyn, police said.

One suspect punched the victim several times in the head and body, while the other hit him several times with a baseball bat.

The victim was treated at Lutheran Medical Center for severe injuries to his head and arms, police said.

One suspect – Jonathan Torres, 22, of Brooklyn, was arrested Monday and charged attempted murder, assault, gang assault, and criminal possession of a weapon. Police believe he was the one who punched the suspect.

The other suspect – allegedly the one with the bat – remained on the loose Monday night. He was identified as Jorge Soto, 28, and was described as a Hispanic male standing 6 feet 2 inches tall with “Lucc” tattooed under his left eye and “Ingrid” tattooed on the left side of his neck.

Police have released a photo of Soto.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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