THE BRONX — Police on Thursday apprehended two additional men — out of five suspected — for the near-fatal beating of a street vendor who stopped one of them from stealing a purse he was selling, officials said.
Enrique Foote, 18, and Octavius Profit, 24, who was seen eating a sandwich on video after the assault, were both taken into custody for beating Soulemayne Porgo into a coma in front of his wife and two daughters on May 2, officials said.
Porgo was left in critical condition, suffering a fractured skull and internal bleeding to his brain, at Lincoln Medical Center, officials and friends said.
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Foote and Profit were both charged with gang assault, police said.
Their arrests come two days after that of another attacker, William Burgess, 21, officials said.
The Street Vendor Project set up a GoFundMe page, which had raised more than $27,000 by Thursday to help pay for Porgo's medical expenses.
It was not immediately clear where either man were picked up or how police found them.
Foote was held on $150,000 bail and Profit was held without bail during their arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court Friday.
They are both due back in court on May 16.
Neither of their attorneys were immediately available for comment.