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Three accused in street-corner beating of teen

Three accused in street-corner beating of teen

Three people have been charged in Thursday’s attack of a teenager at State and Hulett streets, an at

Three people have been charged in Thursday’s attack of a teenager at State and Hulett streets, an attack broken up by a police officer who happened on the scene.

The three are accused of attacking an unidentified 17-year-old boy just before 3 p.m. During the attack, one of the assailants used a sharp instrument to slice the victim in the left calf, causing a deep cut, according to papers filed in court.

Charged Thursday were Ashylaun J. Coleman, 25, of 900 McClyman St.; Joseph A. Hewitt, 21, of 1076 Willett St.; and Everrod K. Mais, 17, of 358 Georgetta Dix Blvd. Each faces one count of first-degree gang assault, a felony. Coleman and Hewitt also face one count of first-degree assault.

The attack was broken up, police said, when Detective Lt. Eric Clifford came upon the attack while driving by in a patrol car. As Clifford stopped, the attackers ran off, but were soon arrested.

The victim was taken to Ellis Hospital for treatment of the cut, police said. He also may have lost consciousness.

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