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Police search for men who beat Georgia State athlete

Atlanta police have released a video of men who they want to question in a beating that left a Georgia State University baseball player in intensive care with serious head injuries.

Dillon Swaggerty, a 21-year-old pitcher, said he was dancing in a Buckhead bar Saturday when a group of men approached, forced him down and beat him, Channel 2 Action News reported.

"The guys on the side grabbed his arms," Swaggerty's mother, Tammy Swaggerty, told the news station. "The one that did the shoving just punched him and they held him down.”

Swaggerty underwent a CT scan on Monday night and will remain in intensive care.

An Uber driver noticed a disorientated Swaggerty on Roswell Road after the beating and offered to give him a ride home for free.

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"In my opinion he was an angel from God. I think because there was a good Samaritan out there who saw that young man was in trouble and bleeding," Tammy Swaggerty said. "I don't know who the man is but I'd like to thank him if I ever find out."

 

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