Two arrested, third sought in brutal beating of man in CBD

New Orleans police arrested two men and are searching for a third suspect in connection with a shocking beating and robbery in the Central Business District last weekend.

Byron Ferguson, 21, and Dorian Ferguson, 31, were booked with simple robbery and second-degree battery, according to New Orleans Police Department spokesman Officer Frank Robertson III. Police are still searching for Christopher Martin, 28, who is wanted on the same charges. The three men are accused of beating a man in the 400 block of Carondolet Street early Sunday morning, and then rifling through the victim’s pockets. Police were not immediately certain if the Fergusons were related.

The incident was captured on a surveillance camera and showed one of the men approaching the victim as if he wanted to fight him, while another man snuck up and struck him from behind. The three suspects then began to punch and kick the man before robbing him. All three men fled on foot. They did not injure the victim’s female companion.

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Surveillance Video of Carondolet Street Beating