BROOKLYN — Police were questioning a 16-year-old high school girl Thursday in connection to a brutal beating caught on video at a Flatbush McDonalds, sources said.
The unnamed Erasmus High School student can be seen on cellphone camera footage shot at about 3 p.m. on March 9 kicking and stomping on the head of another teen girl as she lay curled up on the floor of the fast food chain at 943 Flatbush Avenue, near Snyder Avenue, sources said.
The stomping followed a wild melee in which a group of girls attacked the victim, repeatedly punching her as she returns a few blows of her own.
The teen police were questioning is seen loosing her shirt at one point during the brawl and stomping on the victim's head as an adult man tries to direct her away from the victim, sources said. The teen girl, who has not been charged, was arrested in February after stabbing her brother. She was charged with assault, attempted assault and harassment in that attack, sources said.
She is eventually pulled away and onlookers come to the victim's aid.
"Go get ice," someone screams.
"Make her lay down," shouts another.
Finally, onlookers pull the badly hurt girl from her assailants and prop her up on one of the restaurant's benches. She promptly slides off.
Another questions whether or not the girl is still alive.
"Yo I think she's dead," he says. "It's a murder."
The victim was uncooperative with police, sources said. They went to the nearby Erasmus High School and got the principal to come talk to the girl at the restaurant.
She eventually agreed to go to the hospital, but neither she or her mother would cooperate further with the police.
When the video surfaced, police returned to the school and identified the students with the help of administrators.
Just before the attack inside the restaurant, police were called to the location for another fight just outside.
In that dust-up, Zaria Ingran, 16, claimed that she was attacked by another student, but when police arrive she was the one throwing the punches.
She ignored police commands to stop, sources said, and she was arrested.
Ingran was charged with assault and menacing, along with other crimes, in Brooklyn Criminal Court on Tuesday.
Borough President Eric Adams, community activist Tony Herbert and the owner of the McDonald's franchise said that they were offering a combined $3,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.