Suspect in Downtown Assault of Erik Schwirtlich Indicted

The 23-year old Corpus Christi man accused of attacking a stranger downtown, causing him severe brain damage, has been indicted by a grand jury.

Victor Perez was charged with aggravated assault causing bodily injury for allegedly assaulting 25-year old Erik Schwirtlich.

The incident was all caught on surveillance video. The two bumped into each other downtown in 2012, and Perez threw one punch, sending Schwirtlich to the ground.

Perez has been free on a $50,000 bond.


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