The teen was badly beaten because he identified the suspect in a Fort Worth holdup, the mother says.


According to relatives, a 16-year-old former Timber Creek high school student was beaten, kicked, and concussed on Easter Sunday after identifying a suspect in a robbery in July 2020.

In a rap video released shortly after the attack, one of the suspects was talking about the April 4 attack, said Cathy McOmber of Fort Worth, a teenage mother.

Fort Worth police have been investigating the case for over two weeks.

“Despite being actively identifying this man in a snap video posted by his son, they are said to be in short supply and do not know who the other three boys are.” McOmber said in a Facebook post. “As his mother, you can probably imagine how difficult this is.”

After waiting more than two weeks for the case to be arrested, McOnver took him to Facebook, but no one was detained for assaulting his son, who suffered from a concussion, a broken nose, two black eyes, and a contusion in his arms and legs. It was. Said.

“The case was submitted to DA for consultation,” said Fort Worth spokesman Daniel Segura in a Wednesday email to Fort Worth’s Star Telegram.

McOmber believes this all began in July 2020 when three young men tried to rob their son, who later identified the suspect in the case.

In July 2020, according to McOmber, his son called her at work and asked her to go to a nearby Fort Worth store with a friend.

“Thanks to COVID, he stayed mostly around the house, so I think it’s good for him to go out. He said a friend asked him,” McOmber said of Fort Worth Star Telegram. Said in an interview. “His friend knew he had work and money, so I think he was set to be robbed.”

Her son arrived at the store and met his friend who was with two other strangers, 16 years old. She hunted him down, the older boy pulled out a knife and demanded everything he had, but McOnber’s son ran and called 911, she said.

McOmber’s son identified one of the Fort Worth police boys. Two boys were subsequently detained, along with 20-year-old Grant Lee Winingham, who was charged with robbery on August 11, 2020. Winningham’s trial is pending. No information was available about the boy.

On April 4, McOmber’s son was with a friend near a Fort Worth store. McOmber’s son went to the store while his friend was outside.

“Someone approached my son’s friend and walked away, saying,’You don’t want to hang around the whistleblower,'” McOmber said. “My son came out of the store and his friend told him what had happened. My son told him about the robbery.”

McOnbar’s son and his friends began to go home near Timberland Boulevard, far north of Fort Worth.

She said four young men in a silver four-door sedan stopped by McOnbar’s son and his friends and they got out of the car.

“A suspect approached my son and asked,’What’s your name?'” The man replied, and the man hit him, “McOmber said. “Two other suspects joined the beating right next to the sidewalk.”

She said the fourth suspect grabbed McOnber’s son’s friend and threw it on the ground.

Several cars began to stop, screaming at the suspect, according to McOnver. At some point, they did, returned to the car, and ran away.

McOmber said he received a call from a witness who warned her that her son had been beaten on the sidewalk.

The mother said it took more than four hours for Fort Worth police to respond to the scene.

McOmber said he was successful in tracking and identifying one of the suspects.

“I left the word I wanted to talk to him and his mother,” McOmber said. “Two days after the attack, they appeared in my house. I don’t know how they knew where I lived.”

McOnber said the young man and his mother had confronted her to the point where she asked them to leave before asking a question.

“I heard him talking about my son.’Man, I know he’s a finger man,'” McOmber said.

Since the attack, McOmber has spent thousands of dollars on medical expenses and said his son had been seen by a doctor five times in 10 days.

He recently had surgery to repair a broken nose.

“He still suffers from concussion problems,” McOmber said in a Facebook post. “I dropped him out of high school for all this.”

McOmber said he posted details of the attack on Facebook to encourage residents to contact police and raise concerns.

“I’m confident that we can and should do more to hold these individuals accountable,” McOnber said on Facebook. “I need help to bring justice to this horrific attack.”