Three Cape High students charged in battery of classmate
Three Cape Coral teens were arrested Thursday after they incited a beating of a fellow Cape Coral High School student earlier this month, according to police.
Shawn Byrd, Jamar Martin and Favian Avila, each 15 years old, have been charged with felony battery in the incident.
Police said the 17-year-old victim was breaking up a fight between Avila and another individual in the parking lot of a Lowe’s Home Improvement Store when he was attacked.
The incident happened June 4 at about 2 p.m.
Witnesses told police Martin was the first to hit the victim, striking him in the face with a blow that broke Martin’s hand.
Martin, Byrd and Avila, witnesses said, began kicking the victim in the face, head and stomach, causing multiple injuries.
After receiving a 911 call, police responded to the Lowe’s on S.W. 25th Lane and discovered the victim severely battered. The victim was transported to the hospital for the treatment of several injuries sustained in the attack.
Martin, Byrd and Avila were named as primary aggressors in an investigation headed by Cape Coral officer Luis Dias.
The teens were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center, according to Lee County Jail records.