A Brooklyn man has been charged with attempted murder in the beating of 24-year-old Kevin McCarron, who was stomped and pummeled with a tire iron, baseball bat and blackjack by a gang on MacDougal St. early Sunday, police and witnesses said.
BY SHANE DIXON KAVANAUGH , EDGAR SANDOVAL AND ROCCO PARASCANDOLA / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013, 11:16 PM
A screen grab from video footage of a beating in the Village that sent a Massachusetts man to the hospital.
A heinous beatdown in the heart of Greenwich Village has left a Massachusetts man fighting for his life.
Kevin McCarron, 24, was bashed with a tire iron, baseball bat and blackjack and stomped repeatedly by a gang of toughs in the middle of MacDougal St. early Sunday, police and witnesses said.
Cops on Monday busted 24-year-old Hatem Farsakh of Brooklyn, who was arraigned on charges of attempted murder and assault.
Onlookers were horrified by the savage attack. “I started screaming for someone to call the police,” said a 25-year-old woman who captured the incident on video. “It was hard to watch.”
The violent rumble erupted after McCarron, from Andover, Mass., and his friends argued with their attackers while leaving Artichoke Pizza around 5:15 a.m.
One of the attackers may have been sitting on top of the car McCarron and his friends drove into the city, prompting a booze-fueled altercation between posses, a police source said.
McCarron’s assailants ran to the trunk of a black car and returned with the motley array of weapons, sources and witnesses said. That’s when all hell broke loose. At least seven men descended on McCarron, beating him unconscious and fracturing his skull, witnesses and court papers allege.
“They used a bat and a tire iron,” said a bouncer at a nearby bar.
“I’ve been doing this job for a few years now and I have never seen such a brutal fight,” said another bouncer.
McCarron was rushed to Weill Cornell Medical Center. A relative, Patrick McCarron, also suffered minor injuries.
Hatem Farsakh, 24, and Sherif Rizk, 22, were both charged with attempted murder, assault and gang assault in connection to a brutal beatdown Sunday morning in front of 95 MacDougal St., according to a Manhattan DA’s complaint.
Farsakh was being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond and $5,000 bail. Rizk was just arrested this morning.
Cops are still searching for the four other men who helped Farsakh and Rizk, officials said.
A Brooklyn man was nabbed and other suspects are being sought after a savage attack on a 24-year-old man on MacDougal Street over the weekend, authorities said.
Hatem Farsakh, 24, and several other men got into an argument with the victim — whom sources identified as Kevin McCarron — on MacDougal Street Sunday about 5 a.m., according to the NYPD.
When the beef escalated, the assailants pounced on McCarron with a bat and two other weapons, according to sources and court documents.
McCarron, 24, was taken to New York Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
The attackers fractured his skull and left him swollen and badly bleeding, according to court documents.
Farsakh, who lives in Park Slope, has been charged with attempted murder, assault and gang assault, police said. He was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday and due back Friday.
Six other suspects are believed to have participated in the attack, according to the District Attorney’s office.