Arrest made in Sept. assault of developmentally delayed Germantown man

Philadelphia Police arrested one of eight men involved in the Sept. 1 attack of a mentally challenged 20-year-old man and his brother at the New Kitchen Chinese Restaurant in Germantown.

Antonio Ford, 21, from the 100 block of Wyneva St., turned himself in to police on Oct. 27. He faces aggravated assault and other charges. Police now seek the public’s help in locating a second suspect in the attack: 20-year-old, Kalif Walker, also from the 100 block of Wyneva St.

The assault took place at the takeout restaurant, 4938 Wayne Ave., at 1:40 a.m. when a group of eight males walked in behind the mentally challenged male, Zackary Smith, and his 20-year-old brother.

Suddenly, the eight males punched and kicked the brothers, leaving Zackary with a broken jaw, dislocated teeth, cuts and bruises. He was transported to Temple University Hospital where he underwent surgery for the injuries. His brother was not seriously injured.

Northwest Detectives ask anyone with information about Walker’s whereabouts to call 215-686-3353 or 215-686-3354.

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