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3 arrested in grisly beating of Bronx street vendor

Posted at 3:00 PM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 22:39:29-04

MELROSE, The Bronx — Three people are in custody in connection with the daylight beatdown of a Bronx street vendor.

Police arrested Enrique Foote, 18,and  Octavious Profit, 24, on Thursday.

Foote was found in Pennsylvania.

Police made their first arrest Tuesday when William Burgess, 21, surrendered himself.

All three men have been charged with gang assault.

Police said five men approached the 53-year-old vendor on May 4 near E. 149th Street and Third Avenue in the Melrose section of the borough and pummeled him. The disturbing incident was captured on cellphone video.

The victim, Souleymane Porgo, was rushed to the hospital with a fractured skull and bleeding from the brain.

A GoFundMe was set up to help raise money for the husband and father of two. As of Thursday afternoon, 745 people donated nearly $28,000.

Two men remain at large in the assault.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).