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Navy Veteran Studying At Boston University Attacked Near Campus

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Michael Stinnett, a Navy veteran studying at Boston University, suffered a head injury in a beating near the BU campus on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (Credit: Family photo)

Michael Stinnett, a Navy veteran studying at Boston University, suffered a head injury in a beating near the BU campus on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (Credit: Family photo)

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BOSTON (CBS) – A Navy veteran studying at Boston University is in the hospital after he was attacked early Saturday morning near his apartment, according to police and a family member of the beating victim.

Police say Michael Stinnett was at Beacon Street and Park Drive in Boston when he was attacked by three people who had been driving by in a dark car.

Stinnett, who served eight years as a Navy weapons instructor, told police the car stopped after he yelled at the driver to slow down.

A witness told Boston Police that three black males got out of the car and began fighting with Stinnett.

Stinnett suffered a brain bleed, along with several bumps and bruises, according to a family member. He was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital for treatment.

Police are asking any witnesses to the incident to get contact them.

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