Man who asked Ybor club performer for photo attacked, in critical condition: Tampa police
Share and Follow

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Two people wanted in an attack outside an Ybor City nightclub turned themselves in Friday, according to police.

The charges were related to an incident in which a fan of Florida rapper Nardo Wick was attacked after asking for a photo following his performance at Club Skye. Police said the attack happened at approximately 1:17 a.m. Monday.

Officers said the victim suffered critical injuries after being punched multiple times, leaving him hospitalized.

Video of the incident also showed the victim being punched against a wall before he was knocked to the ground and beaten several more times.

According to the department, the suspects were identified as Zachary L. Benton, 34, and a 15-year-old boy.

“Eyewitnesses told police when the victim tried to get a picture, Benton punched him without provocation and [the teenager] then ran over and punched the victim several more times,” the department said.

Wick told 8 On Your Side Tuesday that the people who attacked his fan were not directly connected to him. He also condemned the attack and said he tried to stop it when he realized what was happening.

Both suspects were charged with felony battery. The minor was also charged with minor in possession of a firearm while wearing a mask.

Share and Follow
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Mother-daughter duo start online coffee business to stay connected

MONTICELLO, Ill. (WCIA) — A mother-daughter team with Central Illinois ties are…

Suspect arrested after allegedly stealing construction work truck

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. () – Monday morning, Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division…

Feleti Teo is named Tuvalu's new prime minister after elections that ousted Taiwan supporter

FILE – Funafuti, the main island of the nation state of Tuvalu,…

Serbia protests after Croatia's foreign minister calls Vučić a Russian 'satellite' in the Balkans

BELGRADE – Serbia on Sunday sent a protest note after Croatia’s foreign…

Danville Fire Dept. encourages more representation in the fire station

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — One of the firefighters at the Danville Fire…

Family charged in Karyn Hearn Slover murder claims innocence, provides new evidence

Lawyers say new DNA evidence proves the three convicted for the murder…

US airman dies after setting himself ablaze outside Israeli Embassy in Israel-Hamas war protest

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – An active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force has…

'Past Lives,' 'American Fiction' and 'The Holdovers' are big winners at Independent Spirit Awards

Celine Song’s quiet romance “Past Lives” won two of the biggest awards…