Fairfax County police are looking for four males, possibly Hispanic and ages 17-20, who viciously attacked a 15-year-old Centreville boy early Sunday morning in Centre Ridge.
They say the boy and some friends were walking in the vicinity of Upperridge and Centrewood drives, Oct. 16, around 2:30 a.m., when the incident occurred. A vehicle drove by the group, then turned around and returned.
Then, say police, four males exited the car, ran up to the group of teen-agers and started yelling at them. "The four teens attempted to run, and one of the males threw beer bottles, striking the 15-year-old and another teen," say police. "As the victim lay on the ground, the suspects kicked him and struck him with another beer bottle."
The assailants then returned to their car and fled east on Centrewood Drive toward Route 28. The 15-year-old called a family member for help and was picked up and driven to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Shortly afterward, police were called to the hospital and spoke with the victim.
He described his attackers' car as a red four-door, possibly a Honda or Acura, with a black hood and possibly a black trunk. The car sat low to the ground and its windows had a dark tint.
As for the suspects, the first one was about 170 pounds and had a buzz-style haircut and facial stubble. He wore a black T-shirt, pants and white shoes. The second suspect had a thick build, was 210 pounds and also had a buzz cut. He had a thin mustache and wore a black, short-sleeved shirt and dark jeans.
The third suspect was thin, about 150 pounds, and wore a black T-shirt, black pants and gray-and-white shoes. The victims could not provide a detailed description of the fourth suspect. But police say all four assailants wore dark clothing and appeared to be between the ages of 17 and 20 and Hispanic.
Police don't yet know of any motive for the attack or whether the victims and assailants knew each other, but they do not believe it was gang-related. Anyone with information about the suspects, their vehicle or this incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or police at 703-691-2131.