The early morning street brawl was as barbaric as an any seen along McDougal Street — two groups of men exchanged verbal jabs and before it was over, one man was lying in a blood bath, beaten nearly to death.
According to the NYPD one group worked over a Massachusetts man with a tire iron and a bat; along with a flurry of punches and kicks.
The victim is 24-year-old Kevin McCarron, and, according to the criminal complaint, the beatdown by his six assailants left him with a fractured skull.
Two of the suspects have been arrested — Hatem Farsakh and Sherif Rizk.
Rizk is born and raised in Brooklyn and recently graduated from Brooklyn College with a double-major in Psychology and Political Science.
His father, who immigrated from Egypt, said, “They came to me and they said we just want to talk to him. We’re going to ask him some questions.”
So he gave the NYPD his son’s cell number and arrested Sharif at his job at Metro PCS.
“I was shocked and I was surprised because my son he never did something like that in all his life,” said his father, Ahmed Sharif. He said he had never been in any fights at school, adding, “He’s a very quiet nice guy.”
While the video depicts a chaotic scene and screams can be heard, Ahmed says that Sharif tells him that what took place on this street early Sunday morning was self-defense, and that it was the victim’s group who instigated the attack.
According to Rizk, his son also told him that most of the other guys were very drunk and that there were more than could be seen in the surveillance video. Rizk said that his son does not drink and never has.
According Rizk, Sharif was fingered in a line-up this morning and says his son told him that detectives were contemplating appkling make-up to his face because, “You can’t even see his eye. His eye is almost closed. Very big black mark under his eye from the punch someone punched him right in his face.”