2 seriously injured in alleged race-related assault - Tucson News Now

2 seriously injured in alleged race-related assault

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two suspects were arrested on aggravated assault charges today in connection to a fight at an apartment complex that left two victims with serious injuries.

Two victims of a reported fight at The Seasons Apartment Complex in the 800 block of E. Wetmore Road went to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries on July 14.

One victim had a broken jaw and another had a broken nose and dislocated hip.

As part of standard protocol, hospital staff notified the Tucson Police Department. An officer responded to the scene and connected the victims to the apartment incident.

The two victims are African American and alleged the assault was racially motivated.

The Aggravated Assault Unit continued the investigation for two and a half weeks to identify the suspects involved.

Upon further investigation, 21-year old Robert Henkel and 21-year old Taylor Ray were booked into the Pima County Jail on August 2, both for two counts of aggravated assault.

The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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