4 charged with attacking wheelchair-bound, homeless man in downtown Nashville

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Four people were arrested Friday night for allegedly attacking a wheelchair-bound, homeless man in downtown Nashville.

The assault occurred on the east bank of the Cumberland River near Nissan Stadium around 11:45 p.m.

The victim, who has one leg, reportedly told police the four males dropped him from his wheelchair and began kicking and punching him in his face and body.

An officer saw the group in the area and stopped them for questioning. They were later positively identified by the victim.

According to a police report, 19-year-old Christian Governor, 20-year-old Deonte Spears and two juveniles admitted they attacked the man.

Governor allegedly told detectives the group attacked the victim because he was staring at them.

The victim reportedly suffered a broken nose and cuts to his face in the attack. He was transported to Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital for treatment.

Spears and Governor were booked into the Metro jail and charged with aggravated assault. Spears faces additional charges for possessing alcohol while under the age of 21.

The juveniles will face charges in juvenile court.

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