Posted on February 19, 2016

Surveillance Video Released of Attack on Decorated Marine Veteran at D.C. McDonald’s

Roz Plater, Stephen Tschida, WJLA (DC), February 15, 2016

Surveillance video of a decorated Marine veteran being brutally attacked was released by D.C. Police on Thursday.

The video shows 30-year-old Chris Marquez attacked from behind as he was leaving a McDonald’s on 911 E St., N.W., in Washington.

Marquez was in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and received a bronze star for his heroism.

According to Marquez while he was eating at the McDonald’s Friday night, a group of young people surrounded him and began yelling about “black lives matter.” Marquez says he sensed trouble and ignored them. When he left he was attacked and viciously beaten.