Man arrested in connection with violent assault in Oakland; police still searching for 2nd suspect

Police issue arrest warrants for 2 men in connection with violent assault in Oakland

PITTSBURGH — A man was beaten unconscious on the sidewalk, and the incident was filmed in a now-viral video being shared on social media.

Police issued arrest warrants for William Murphy, 27, and Kevin Allison, 30, in connection with the assault. Both men are facing aggravated assault charges.

On March 31, a law enforcement source confirmed to Channel 11′s Aaron Martin that Murphy (pictured on the left in the photo below) is now in custody.

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William Murphy (left) and Kevin Allison (right) are wanted by Pittsburgh police for an alleged beating of a man in Oakland.
William Murphy (left) and Kevin Allison (right) are wanted by Pittsburgh police for an alleged beating of a man in Oakland. (Pittsburgh Police)

Investigators said they were called around 3 a.m. Saturday to the 300 block of Atwood Street in Oakland for a report of an assault.

Here is a map showing the area where this allegedly occurred:

Officers found a man unconscious on the sidewalk and witnesses said he had been jumped by a group of men who were no longer on scene.

Family of the victim told Channel 11 that Chester Glenn was hosting an after-hours party at Culture on Atwood Street that night. Glenn then got into a verbal disagreement with a woman -- and both men and women attacked him, according to family.

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The video shows multiple people watching while men and women stomped on his body and head after he was already on the ground.

According to police paperwork, multiple pictures on Facebook show Murphy “wearing what appears to be the same pants and shoes as the actor seen on the video kicking and stomping” the victim.

Investigators noted in the complaint that police were already familiar with each suspect. Murphy is a known member of the “Greenfield Boys Gang,” and police said they have arrested Allison at least four times.

Glenn was transported to an area hospital in serious condition. His family said Glenn is on life-support at the hospital.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two men police are looking for is asked to call police at 412-422-6520.

WARNING: The video of the fight below is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers.

Violent assault in Oakland caught on cellphone video