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Teen Reportedly Assaulted on Way to Buy Slurpee, Fights Back

A Dacula teen with martial arts training said he fought off two males after being attacked while walking to a nearby gas station.

Teen Reportedly Assaulted on Way to Buy Slurpee, Fights Back

A Dacula teen sustained a few bruises, but was otherwise uninjured after a May 9 attack on Braselton Highway near Enclave Mill Court.

The 18-year-old teen said he left his home shortly after 4:30 p.m. to walk to the station at the corner of Braselton Highway and Jim Moore road to buy a slurpee. As he was walking along Braselton Highway past the , he passed two black males walking in the other direction. The teen, who is also black, said he did not recognize the males, both of whom he estimated to be about 19 years of age.

The victim said moments after passing the males, he was jumped from behind and taken to the ground. According to the victim, one of his assailants encouraged the other male to attack using a pejorative term for a black person.

The victim said the two males kicked him several times while he was on the ground, but, due to his martial arts training, he was able to get up and defend himself. The teen advised he kicked one of the suspects in the stomach and throat and struck the other one in the face, possibly breaking his attacker’s nose. The teen said both suspects “went down” and he ran home and called police.

Police were unable to find anyone in the area matching the description of the suspects. The teen said one of his attackers was wearing a black New York Yankees hat with a black shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. The attacker was also described as having two diamond stud earrings in his left ear. The other attacker was reportedly wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and a necklace. The victim said that attacker had a tattoo on his left clavicle.

The teen, who is homeschooled, said he has no known enemies.

The case is listed as active.

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