Video Surfaces of 5 Points Beating

10:53 AM, Sep 25, 2012   |    comments
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Josh Bosworth in the hospital following an attack Sunday morning in Five Points.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A video has surfaced of the beating of a man by a group of people in Five Points.

News19 told you Monday about the assault that injured John Bosworth. Previous Coverage: Victim Suffers Broken Jaw in Attack in Five Points | Roommate: I Thought My Roommate Had Just Died

Bosworth was assaulted by a group of men outside a club on Harden Street around 2 a.m. Sunday. Bosworth's jaw was broken in the attack.

The video that's been uploaded to the internet was taken by someone who witnessed the attack and recorded portions of it with their cell phone. News19 has edited some of the more disturbing moments, but we caution anyone that watches it that it is still disturbing.

The video shows what appears to be Bosworth sustaining several blows to his body, then collapsing on the sidewalk. A sizeable crowd was around as the incident unfolded, and you can see people try to administer Bosworth aid as soon as the beating stopped.

Bosworth told News19 he was in Five Points Saturday night with some friends at Bey's on Harden Street when his friend was punched. Bosworth says he then stepped in to help.

Bosworth's roommate witnessed the assault, and says one man knocked Bosworth out, and six more jumped on top of him taking turns punching and kicking him.
One of the kicks came as Bosworth lie motionless on the ground.
Bosworth had to have surgery to fix his jaw. 

No suspects have been arrested in the crime, and the Columbia Police Department continues to investigate. Officers say they are reviewing surveillance tapes in the area to identify the people involved.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to Crimestoppers of the Midlands. You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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