PHILADELPHIA - Police have identified four of six teens
seen on a videotape moments before a Vietnam vet was savagely beaten on a Philadelphia street.
Police say that only 2 of the 6 teens in the video will be charged. One of them is in custody.
A 15 year old Asian boy who is the last one walking in the video is expected to
be charged with aggravated assault and robbery. Police tell me he confessed. His mother turned him in.
The second suspect has been identified and an arrest warrant will be issued tomorrow.
Police got dozens of tips after the video played on the news including teachers and parents of the suspects. We are
told all of the boys go to Olney HS.
Fox 29 the attackers did it "just for fun" as they try to determine who was involved in the attack Tuesday night
in the city's Olney section.
Edward Schaeffer, 64, was simply
walking to pick up his wife from the bus stop. Now, he lays in a hospital bed with a fractured skull and other broken bones.
The teens attacked around 6:30 p.m. on the 5000 block of North 5th street.
"I can't tell you the words. I guess I was just happy he was alive,"
said his wife, Kate Schaeffer.
The disabled Vietnam vet was set on by the teens as he walked down fifth to pick
up his wife at a nearby bus stop.
The unprovoked attack was
captured on store surveillance cameras.
Schaeffer remains hospitalized
with massive injuries.
"My son got one look at him and
walked out the door. My son's an Iraqi vet," said Kate Schaeffer.
Edward Schaeffer has two broken orbitals, a fractured skull and a fractured jaw.
Guard Donald Jones saw the brutal beating as it went down and he ran to Schaeffer's rescue.
"They jumped him, they hit him for no reason," he said. "I went
over there to do what I could do for him."
comes just days after Temple graduate Kevin Kless was beaten to death in Old City.
Kate Schaeffer and others who live in this neighborhood are stunned by these vicious beatings.
Edward Schaeffer works with the Boy Scouts and helps get veterans jobs. He never
said a word to the teens, according to detectives.