A suspect has turned himself in following a brutal attack that left a South Philadelphia delivery driver in a coma. Herbert Morrison, 19, turned himself in on Sunday. The attack took place on August 17 in Queen Village.
Police say a group of attackers on bicycles stopped delivery driver Zach Lean on the 300 block of Christian Street. One member of the group punched the 38-year-old Lean, causing him to fall and hit his head on the sidewalk. The victim was briefly unconscious and then began to have a seizure. Medics then transported the victim to Jefferson Hospital, where he remains in a medically-induced coma.
Lean was recently married to Christine Torrisi-Lean, who spoke with ABC Philadelphia. “I love him more than anything in the world. He is my brand new husband. I cannot believe that I had to sign papers saying, ‘Yes, please save his life,'” Torrisi-Lean told ABC. “They’re out on their bikes, destroying other families, and that to me is just incomprehensible. I wish I could talk to them and say what was this, what happened.”
Nothing was stolen during the attack, which police say they have surveillance footage of. Officials said there were at least 8 suspects who participated in the attack. Herbert Morrison was charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy and reckless endangerment.