Police released surveillance footage Thursday of an assault on a decorated Marine that took place at a McDonald’s in Washington, D.C. last Friday night.
Chris Marquez served eight years active duty in the U.S. Marines and received the Bronze Star for valor. (RELATED: Marine Allegedly Assaulted Mid-Burger At McDonald’s, As Gang Yelled ‘Do You Believe Black Lives Matter?’)
About 45 seconds into the video, a person from a group of black teenagers can be seen walking into the McDonald’s. The footage then shows the same teen following Marquez out of the entrance and hitting him in the side of the head with what the police report describes as a handgun.
Marquez is now recovering from his injuries. The police have not arrested any suspects in connection with the assault. The police report also describes an altercation before the assault in which the group of teens called him a racist.
“I believe this was a hate crime and I was targeted because of my skin color,” Marquez told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Like all Marines, I fought for the freedom of all Americans and not just one particular group.”
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