Man arrested for Astoria brick attack

Posted at 6:34 PM, Apr 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-13 18:41:53-04

ASTORIA, QUEENS (PIX11)- A 17-year-old is behind bars after brutally attacking a 16-year-old girl on Tuesday.
It happened in an ally on 43rd street between 23rd Avenue and Ditmars Boulevard around 11 p.m.

A nearby surveillance camera captured Omer Khogali running from the scene after bashing the victim with a brick.

The victim, Michelle Rodrigez of Astoria, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was listed in critical but stable condition.

Khogali was caught on Saturday after numerous people came forward identifying him as the man in the video.

He has been charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.