Metro police officers are investigating another brutal attack along the downtown Canal after a man said he was jumped by a group of men while jogging.
J.R Keller said it happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday next to the fountain near Indiana and Michigan. He was jogging past a group of eight young men, ages 16-18, when he felt someone kick him in the back.
“I got kicked really hard, like right in the small of my back and that's what knocked me down. And so I hit the side of my face. And as soon as I hit the ground, I felt one kick in my face, like right on my cheek and then I felt another one right on the side of my head," recalled Keller. "I was just shaking. My legs were shaking,"
Keller suffered a black eye and a scraped knee. He said the men ran off without taking anything from him. Two women walking nearby called 911.