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BPD: Arrest made in August brick attack caught on video

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Kenneth Burke
Posted at 11:37 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 13:03:46-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police have made an arrest in connection to an attack caught on video, that showed a man being knocked unconscious with a brick in August.

The accused has been identified as 69-year-old Kenneth Burke.

Police said Burke confessed to the attack and told detectives he and the victim were "past acquaintances," that had a dispute.

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He now faces charges of attempted first degree murder, and is awaiting an initial bail review.

City Councilman Eric Costello was the first to announce the news on Twitter Friday.

The graphic footage shows the victim walking on the sidewalk on August 30, in the Sharp Leadenhall area of South Baltimore.

A suspect, allegedly Burke, runs up from behind without any provocation, and blindsides the victim, striking him directly in the back of the head with a brick.

The victim immediately goes limp and collapses face first on the pavement.

Arriving officers found no victim on scene, only a pool of blood.

Two-days later detectives located and spoke to the victim, whose name hasn't publicly been released.

He's expected to survive, according to Costello.