2 teens arrested in beating of driver who stopped to help - New York News

2 teens arrested in beating of driver who stopped to help

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) - Two teenagers are under arrest in connection to the beating of Steve Utash, a driver who was attacked after he hit a child with his pickup truck in Detroit and then stopped to help.

Click on the video player to watch Randy Wimbley's report.

We're told the suspects are 15 and 17 years old. Police are still searching for more suspects. Utash, 54, remains in a coma following the beating. Saturday, members of the group Detroit 300, made up of concerned citizens helped canvass the neighborhood where the attack took place asking people who live nearby to come forward if they know who was involved.

"This is just an issue that happened, we're not going to put a racial component on it," said one member of Detroit 300. "These sort of things could have happened whether it would have been white on white, black on black, the fact of the matter is that it was wrong and it shouldn't have happened. This unprovoked attack on Steve is just inexcusable."

Rev. Horace Sheffield said in a statement, "I am calling on all activists, protest promoters, protectors and defenders of Detroit to prove that we equally deplore injustice and unbridled brutality no matter what color the victim is or of the one committing it."

As of Saturday night, family members tell us Utash is still in a coma. Police continue to search for suspects, possibly as many as a dozen people involved in the beating. If you have any information call Detroit Police or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP or the Detroit Community Action Team: (313) 528-WCHB(9242)

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Staten Island rally and march preparations

    Staten Island rally and march preparations

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:33:49 GMT
    All was calm and quiet Friday evening in Staten Island but Saturday thousands are expected to descend on Tompkinsville for a march that organizers are promising will be peaceful. The march will culminate in a rally right outside the 120th Precinct. Representatives from the national action network were in Staten Island Friday making preparations for Saturday's demonstration, which is estimated to draw at least 5,000 people from all over the country.
    All was calm and quiet Friday evening in Staten Island but Saturday thousands are expected to descend on Tompkinsville for a march that organizers are promising will be peaceful. The march will culminate in a rally right outside the 120th Precinct. Representatives from the national action network were in Staten Island Friday making preparations for Saturday's demonstration, which is estimated to draw at least 5,000 people from all over the country.
  • August 23, 2014

    Staten Island march traffic and transit advisory

    Staten Island march traffic and transit advisory

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:33:23 GMT
    The NYPD and the MTA have announced road and transit changes for Staten Island that will be in effect on Saturday, August 23, 2014, due to the scheduled rally in honor of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died during an arrest.
    The NYPD and the MTA have announced road and transit changes for Staten Island that will be in effect on Saturday, August 23, 2014, due to the scheduled rally in honor of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died during an arrest.
  • Newark school enrollment problems

    Newark school enrollment problems

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:17:11 GMT
    The school year in Newark is getting off to a rocky start. Classes start in less than two weeks and parents are still waiting in line for hours to find out where their kids are enrolled. The problem is being blamed on a glitch in the school's new online open enrollment system. To say mother of three Jennifer Caraballo is frustrated may be an understatement. She is one of hundreds of Newark parents desperately now trying to find a new school for her children.
    The school year in Newark is getting off to a rocky start. Classes start in less than two weeks and parents are still waiting in line for hours to find out where their kids are enrolled. The problem is being blamed on a glitch in the school's new online open enrollment system. To say mother of three Jennifer Caraballo is frustrated may be an understatement. She is one of hundreds of Newark parents desperately now trying to find a new school for her children.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices