SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A Hillcrest man is still recovering in the hospital after he says he was attacked, leaving him with a head injury and partial paralysis.
Ricky Jackle says he was walking with a friend on Robinson Avenue in Hillcrest October 14.
“I was out with a friend of mine. Had a few drinks at The Rail.” According to Jackle, that’s when the assault took place.
“Last thing I remember, there was a confrontation between the person I was with and somebody else. I tried to get in the middle of it to stop in. I was pushed on my chest, went backwards and hit my head on the curb. Apparently that’s when I bled out. I heard voices, by friend’s voice behind me,” said Jackle.
Jackle says after the incident, his friend fled the scene.
In tears, Jackle describes how the assault has changed his life. “I can’t work, I can’t do the things I used to do. I’m scared.”
“I don’t think anyone should be attacked or a victim like I was, I don’t think it’s right.”
While under observation at the hospital, Jackle began to feel numbness in his hands and arms which resulted in loss of movement in his hands, arms and legs, according to a GoFundMe post.
“The injury caused swelling which compressed his spinal cord resulting in loss of movment [sic] and some paralysis,” according to the post.
Jackle’s cousin, Derrick Roach spoke about the friend who left Jackle following the attack. “He said the reason I left Ricky is with all the blood I thought he was dead. Why would you leave someone in that condition?”
Friends and family members are still searching for the suspect in the alleged attack. The incident left Jackle with $500,000 in medical bills. Click here for a link to the GoFundMe page.
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