Victim of brick assault in South Baltimore identified by police days after incident

A man who was attacked with a brick in South Baltimore has been identified by police on Tuesday, police spokesperson Donny Moses confirmed to the Baltimore Sun.

The man received minor injuries and did not seek medical attention. Baltimore police are not releasing the victim’s name or age being that he is not deceased, Moses said.


Police are still investigating the incident captured in a video that went viral on social media, showing the man getting hit in the back of the head with a brick.

As of now, no suspect has been identified, Moses said.


Around 6:40 p.m. Sunday, police responded with a backup unit to the 100 block of Hamburg St. in the Sharp-Leadenhall neighborhood for report of an assault.

When officers arrived, there was no victim on the scene, police said. Medics who also canvassed the scene did not locate a victim, according to an incident report.

Officers later observed a “pool of blood” on a sidewalk in the area, according to the incident report.

A witness, who refused to give their name or address, told police that the incident stemmed from a “loud argument” between two men, according to the report. One man began to walk away and then the other man picked up two bricks and struck him in the back of the head, the witness said. The attacker then ran away traveling northbound by foot toward the Sharp-Leadenhall apartments, according to the incident report.

A video of the confrontation surfaced on social media and spread widely. The video matches the details given in the incident report that was filed.

City Councilman Eric Costello, who represents the area, strongly condemned the incident and asked people with video footage to come forward.

“It should go without saying that the complete depravity to human life illustrated in this video is absolutely disgusting and should be investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Costello wrote in a Facebook post Monday.