What went wrong here? In my opinion, the man who was assaulted should not have engaged at all, and should have tried to make a hasty escape (RUN) into the hotel. I don’t know why they didn’t run.
What is interesting as well is the people walking out of the hotel, at the top of the screen. What would you have done if you saw a mob running your direction? They just kind of shift to let them go by (Not sure what you can do at that point). Then they don’t call 911 or appear to do anything but watch? I couldn’t tell. Perhaps they were worried about becoming the next victim, or maybe they couldn’t tell what was going on. I think either way, these folks needed to move to a safe place, and call 911, because it should have been obvious that something bad was happening. Don’t stop and stare.
Let’s just say this wasn’t DC and his friend was armed. Would his friend have been justified in using deadly force against the mob to protect the life of the victim? Lets say they were brothers. Are there past examples of using deadly force in a mob situation? How did it go for the defender?
I think that the friend could have scared these people away by presenting his firearm. May not have needed to escalate to a shooting.
Thankfully the gentleman’s injuries were not life-threatening: https://wtop.com/dc/2019/07/video-teens-beat-stomp-man-outside-washington-hilton/