Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Council President Brenda Jones call for calm and patience after attack

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council President Brenda Jones issued a statement Friday regarding the attack on a driver after he stopped to help a boy he hit.

In the statement, Duggan and Jones say "This senseless vigilante style attack is not the essence of who we are as Detroiters and will not be tolerated."

They also also on members of the community who know individuals involved to step forward to justice can be served.

See their full statement below.

"Earlier this week, a traffic accident that injured a young boy, David Harris, escalated into a vicious attack on the driver of the vehicle, Steve Utash, who had done the right thing by stopping to check on the boy.  This senseless vigilante style attack is not the essence of who we are as Detroiters and will not be tolerated."

"We are asking all Metro Detroiters to demonstrate our true character by exercising calm and patience during this emotionally charged time.   Most important, we must all keep Mr. Utash, David Harris and their families in our prayers.  We also are calling on members of our community who know the individuals involved in this brutal attack to step forward so that justice can be served and healing can begin."

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