Man Arrested In Brutal Beating Of Detroit Nursing Home Patient Captured On Video

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(WWJ) An arrest has been made in a shocking case, after video of the crime went public. 

Detroit police said Thursday that a 20-year-old man was arrested for the assault and battery of an elderly man at a nursing home on Detroit’s west side.

Earlier, a video of the brutal attack was posted on social media and shared several times by concerned citizens; some of whom called the police. 

Note: The video below shows the crime, is unedited and may be disturbing to some viewers. 

It's alleged, police said, that the incident occurred on Friday, May 15, and that both the 75-year-old victim and the suspect are patients at the nursing facility, located in the 16500 block of Schaefer.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was taken into custody at the nursing home and transported to the Detroit Detention Center without incident, police said.

Detroit Police James Craig said the investigation is ongoing.

"What our investigation has revealed so far is that the nursing home was unaware of the assault, until they saw the video," Craig said at a press briefing. "We're still investigating that aspect of the case, but there is a suspect in custody."

No names have been released.

Detroit police thanked the Ann Arbor Police Department and the Washtenaw County Sheriffs for their help with the case.