Boyfriend Who Attacked Men Who Catcalled His Girlfriend Turns Himself In

One of the men he attacked is brain dead. 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A man who brutally attacked two strangers that catcalled his girlfriend has turned himself in. According to the NYDailyNewsthe man who severely beat two men—leaving one brain dead— in New York City's Inwood neighborhood turned himself in on Monday.

Branlee Gonzalez, 18, attacked the catcallers early Thursday, in an assault that left one in a coma. The victims 69-year-old Lucia Bravo and 39-year-old Juan Caldron. The two were sitting on a sidewalk and drinking prior to the assault, per police. They whistled and catcalled as Gonzalez's girlfriend walked by. That's when Gonzalez got mad and beat them while they remained seated.

Surveillance video footage shows Gonzalez pounding his victims until his girlfriend eventually urged him to stop. The victims were taken to the hospital. While Calderon suffered only a bruising and cut lip, Bravo was declared brain dead. He also suffered bruises to his head and brain bleeding.

Police asked the public for help in initially identifying Gonzalez and they received many tips before he surrendered. He’s charged with multiple counts of felony assault.

[Photo: DCPI]






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