It was only a few days ago, but it likely feels like a lifetime at this point.
An elderly man from Buffalo, New York was walking toward a line of riot police, apparently trying to return a helmet to one of the officers when he was shoved to the ground. When the camera pans to him, a gruesome scene unfolds as the man is clearly unconscious with blood pouring out from his ears and from the back of his skull.
More upsetting still were the uncaring and heartless reactions of the police officers involved.
America was outraged by the scene, and the footage lent ever more support to anti-police brutality causes around the nation.
Now, there is a heartbreaking development in the case.
The lawyer for a 75-year-old New York man who was shoved to the ground by police officers during a protest said Tuesday that he is unable to walk, according to media reports.
Kelly Zarcone said Martin Gugino suffered a fractured skull after the June 4 confrontation with police, which was captured on video.
“I am not at liberty to elaborate at this time other than to confirm that his skull was fractured,” Zarcone told CNN in a statement. “While he is not able to walk yet, we were able to have a short conversation before he became too tired. He is appreciative of all of the concern about him but he is still focused on the issues rather than himself.”
Gugino’s condition is not expected to change significantly in the coming days.