DETROIT (WXYZ) - Eddie Franklin, son of Aretha Franklin, was released from the hospital after he was beaten in Detroit.
The incident happen at a gas station at Plymouth Rd. and Evergreen Ave.
According to a Aretha Franklin's spokeswoman, Eddie Franklin gave police a statement. He says he was beaten by three men. He had oral surgery.
A witness says all the suspects were African Americans.
The witness describes one of the men as about six feet tall, with dreadlocks and dark skin complexion.
Sources tell Action News Eddie Franklin's girlfriend made a police report. She told police the beating took place while she was inside the gas station. She says she did not witness the beating or know it was going to happen. When she came outside, she says a stranger pointed to Eddie who was walking away injured and bloody.
Police say they would like to speak to Eddie Franklin, but he has not come forward yet. Family members told police Eddie Franklin is now at an undisclosed location.
The singing legend's spokesperson, Gwendolyn Quinn, did not provide any addtional information.
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