2 white men charged in beating of black man in Oklahoma

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — Two white men have been charged with assault and battery in what the victim’s attorney calls a “racially motivated” beating of a black man outside an Oklahoma music venue.

Brandon Killian of Oklahoma City and Devan Johnson of Harrah are accused in the June 22 attack on 36-year-old Jarric Deshawn Carolina. The beating was captured on surveillance video outside the BrickHouse Saloon in Shawnee, about 35 miles (60 kilometers) east of Oklahoma City.

Pottawatomie County court records show 28-year-old Killian and 24-year-old Johnson were charged Friday with aggravated assault and battery and other counts.

The records don’t indicate if they are represented by an attorney.

Carolina’s attorney, Edward Maguire, said Wednesday that the “racially motivated” attack injured his client’s eye socket and that he experiences problems with memory and walking.

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