In a gang-related fight at Kendrick High School, new details are offered in a video that led to three of four students charged.
The video was posted on Facebook shortly after the 4:42 p.m. fight on Feb. 26 at 6015 Georgetown Drive. Police arrested a boy and girl, both 14, and 18-year-old Quentin Lorenzo Thomas in connection with the fight. Thomas is charged with one count of aggravated battery, participation in criminal gang activity and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
A girl was charged Friday as a juvenile in connection with the fight and held at the Regional Youth Detention Center. The boy was arrested on aggravated battery charge shortly after the fight. Police believe the attackers in the video are part of the gang, “Kids of the Ghetto” or KTG.
The fight started after a girl posted a message to the victim on Facebook. After school ended, the victim is seen without his shirt as he walked to a parking lot on campus, police said.
There, the youth was surrounded by three young men. One threw several punches at the victim as he attempted to grabbed one attacker’s leg. After taking several punches, the victim suddenly covered his face in his hands after losing a tooth and another was knocked loose. He also sustained cuts over both eyes.
A voice in the crowd said it’s over. “He’s not fighting back.” The attack was halted as someone yelled the name of the gang.
Police are still looking for the fourth suspect in connection with the fight. A police officer was called at 6:17 p.m. to talk with witnesses at Cameo Street and Amber Drive to investigate.