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3 Men, 1 Woman Charged In Gas Station Beating

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - Three men and a woman have been charged in a brutal videotaped beating of a 64-year-old man at an east side Detroit gas station.

Donrico Hawkins, 32, was ordered held on $1 million bond after being arraigned Friday on assault with intent to do great bodily harm, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

Cortez Hawkins, 31, and Juan Hawkins, 32, also are charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm and felonious assault. Dominique Neal, 28, is charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Police say the beating happened on Sept. 23 around 2:30 p.m. at the at a BP gas station in the 800 block of East 7 Mile Road near I-75.

Surveillance video shows the victim being punched, kicked and stomped as he lay on the pavement.

WARNING: Video contains violent images that may be offensive to some viewers. Video Credit: Detroit Police Department

It’s alleged that Donrico Hawkins punched the 64-year-old in the face. When the victim’s 58-year-old acquaintance came to the aid of his friend, Cortez and Juan Hawkins allegedly began attacking him. The three Hawkins are alleged to have beaten and kicked both victims in the head and about their bodies.

Donrico Hawkins left the scene on foot and Cortez and Juan Hawkins were driven from the scene by Neal.

The 64-year-old was taken to the hospital in temporary serious condition and treated for his injuries.

It wasn’t clear Friday if the defendants are related to one another or have attorneys.

MORE: Surveillance Video, Quick Police Response Help Nab 4 Suspects In Beating

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