A horrific scene was caught on camera wherein a 73-year-old Philadelphia man died after being beaten with a traffic cone by a group of young people.
James Lambert died after he was ambushed and savagely beaten with a traffic cone at about 2:38 a.m. June 24, police said.
Philadephia Police Department told NBC10 that Lambert was walking across Cecil B Moore Avenue near North 21st Street around early morning on Friday, June 24, when he was attacked by a group of seven menacing teenagers who seemed to have attacked the elderly without any provocation.
The police said that those responsible for the attack were a group of 4 boys and 3 girls and ranged somewhere between “13 to 17”.
The video that the police shared first shows a young person attacking Lambert as he walked away from the group trying to make it to the other side of the street. Merely seconds after that, another young person is seen hurling a traffic cone at Lambert. As the victim walks along the sidewalk in an attempt to get away from the group, he’s chased by a young person with a traffic cone over his head.
“The teens struck the victim several times with objects, knocking the victim to the ground causing injuries to his head. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries the following day,” Police said.
This is James “Simmie” Lambert, the man who was killed.
His family tells me they’re heart broken and they saw him just hours before he was attacked.
— Danny Freeman (@DannyEFreeman) July 8, 2022
Watch it here: YouTube/PhiladelphiaPolice
Police are offering a $20,000 reward for anyone who has information that will lead to an arrest and conviction for this homicide.
WATCH: 7 teens beat & killed a 72 year old man on Cecil B. Moore Ave two weeks ago this morning. 3 girls & 4 boys, used a traffic cone as a weapon. The man fell, hit his head & @phillypolice say he died the day after the 2:38 am attack on June 24th 1/2 @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/4vmfGqOpp5
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) July 8, 2022