(Memphis) Sixty-Seven-year-old Alassane Sy is in a coma at the Med after a violent attack outside a Whitehaven convenient store.
“He’s in the hospital now and he can’t talk,” said the victim’s son, Abdoul Sy. “He’s been sleeping for five days. He’s not talking or anything for five days now.”
Surveillance video shows Alassane pulling his black SUV into the gas station on Winchester road.
His son got out of the back seat and accidentally hit a green-colored, Jeep Cherokee with the door.
Alassane and the female driver began to argue, according to Abdoul. That’s when a young man got out of the vehicle and hit an unsuspecting Alassane in the back of the head with a metal baseball bat. The 67-year-old never saw it coming and was knocked unconscious.
“It was hard for me because this is my daddy,” said Abdoul.
He is hoping someone can identify the women in the surveillance photo. Police want to question them. They say the women were in the same car with the young man who attacked Alassane.
Abdoul says he needs someone to come forward with the information that would help his father get justice.
“I have everything,” said Abdoul. “I’ve got the [surveillance pictures] and everything, but I need people to come [forward] and take care of my daddy.
Abdul says the experience has been traumatic for him and his family. He is now having to provide for them now that his father is in a coma.
“I can do my best,” said Abdoul. “I can do my best.”
If anyone has information that could help police catch the person responsible, can call Memphis Crime Stoppers anonymously at 901.528.CASH.