5 members of neighborhood watch patrol charged in assault of Taj Patterson on Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg

Five members of a neighborhood watch group in Williamsburg have been charged with attacking a young man back in December. The five members of the

The five suspects have been charged with first-degree

The five suspects have been charged with first-degree gang assault and could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. (Credit: News 12 Brooklyn)

WILLIAMSBURG - Five members of a neighborhood watch group in Williamsburg have been charged with attacking a young man back in December.

The five members of the watch group, commonly referred to as Shomrim, allegedly chased 23-year-old Taj Patterson down Flushing Avenue while he was walking home. Patterson was allegedly jumped by the group and police say they beat him up.

Patterson suffered multiple injuries to his head and body and lost sight in one eye.

The five suspects have been charged with first-degree gang assault and could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

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