Thursday, December 31, 2015

Syracuse Radio: 2 Charged In Assault On WKRL Host

WKRL's Joe Grosvant
Two suspects in the Christmas assault on a WKRL 100.9 FM KROCK host and friend have turned themselves into police, according to Syracuse Police.

Police say 18-year-old Nouman Khan and 20-year-old Hamza Khan, both of Binghamton, were charged Tuesday night with third-degree assault and released on appearance tickets.

The charges come only hours after someone with the twitter handle @NoumanKingKhan tweeted a video of the moments leading up to the fight. Police have confirmed the video's legitimacy to CNYCentral.

The man, who posted video of the confrontation, said "They were racist, and they started the whole fight. It was self defense."

The video showed one of the victims who suffered cuts in the fight hitting his vehicle. The video is loaded with expletives.

The Christmas night confrontation started when Joe Grosvent, a KROCK radio host, and his cousin, James McElyea, say they were leaving a bar just before midnight when they saw a group of five men harassing a homeless person.

According to police, the five men pulled up in a silver or white BMW and began to shout at them.

McElyea says the men appeared to be taking pictures of them or video taping them with their phones.

According to McElyea, Grosvent knocked on the window of their vehicle to ask why they were taking pictures of them, that is when, he says, a fight broke out between the two groups.

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