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Autistic Boy Attacked by Three Teens

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 (KCEN) -- It happened yesterday in the Pershing Park area of Killeen.

17-year-old Christopher was taking a walk in his own neighborhood when he was attacked, held up at gun point and robbed.

Misty Nichols was winding down from a long day when her son Christopher who has autism came home visibly upset. 

"He doesn't understand everything the way we do," said Nichols. Christopher was walking home from his girlfriend's house on Thursday...when three men got out of a car and approached him.

He says they asked him if he had any weed.

He replied no. Then one of them pulled out a gun.

"They hit him on the head a couple of times," said Nichols. "He didn't resist. They knocked him down to the ground."  Christopher was laying on the ground in the middle of the road when Deanna Lewis pulled up.

 "I seen a group of kids and he was laying kind of in the bend," said Lewis. "And I was like well maybe they're beating him up because their were three of them, you know, over him."

 Deanna pulled over and the three guys ran off.

She helped Christopher into her car and drove him home.

When Christopher walked in the door, Misty immediately noticed a large bruise on the side of his face.

"We instantly took him to the hospital to make sure that he didn't have anything fractured or broken and made a statement to the police and pressed charges," Nichols explained. "If they'll walk up to an autistic child and do that, who else will they do it to? They need to be stopped."

 But if they're not stopped, she hopes Christopher's story is something other people can learn from.

"Watch your children, keep them safe. The world isn't like it used to be," Nichols said.

The three guys who attacked Christopher are described as dark complected, between the ages of 17 and 20 and last seen wearing white tee shirts and green bandanas.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Killeen Police.



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