UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) — Utica Police arrested three people — including a teenager — on Wednesday, August 16 after they assaulted a man from their vehicle.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Cleveland Avenue and Stark Street in the city at approximately 7:50 AM on Wednesday regarding an assault investigation. While en route, officers say they were advised that a car full of people was assaulting a male. When officers arrived at the location, they noticed the vehicle and the victim.

Officers then stopped the vehicle and began to interview the victim. Further investigation revealed that the occupants of the vehicle — 22-year-old Majesty Willis and 24-year-old Tasha Ambrister, both of Utica, as well as a 13-year-old male, whose name will not be released due to their age — had an initial encounter with the victim in the Oneida Square area.

During that initial encounter, the four of them had a physical altercation. After some time, the three suspects then approached the victim in the Saratoga Street area and dumped water on the victim from their vehicle. The vehicle then sped away and returned a short time later.

When the vehicle returned, the suspects then threw rocks at the victim, striking him repeatedly. The suspects then exited the vehicle and began to kick and punch the male.

An uninvolved witness then called 911 to report the crime. The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for his injuries, while all three suspects were transported to the Utica Police Department.

All three suspects were charged with second-degree assault on a victim over the age of 65 — a violent felony — and fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, a misdemeanor. Willis and Ambrister also received an additional second-degree Assault charge.