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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn artist is fighting to stay alive. Police say he was attacked by a stranger.

Cellphone video caught the brutal beating. A man with a baseball bat is seen hovering over his victim, who was on the ground with his bike, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported Tuesday.

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“For him to get, you know, assaulted the way he was is just heartbreaking because he has seen so much and survived so much in the city,” said Shannon MacGregor, the victim’s best friend.

Investigators said it happened last Wednesday at around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Flatbush and Parkside avenues in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

A worker at a food cart said victim Pierre Francillon was ordering when the suspect approached him.

“He ask him for food. He ask him for money. [Francillon] ignored him and paid not attention for him,” the worker said.

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Shortly after, investigators say the suspect, identified as Ashanti Robinson, beat Francillon over the head, leaving him unconscious.

Police nearby quickly arrested Robinson when he tried to run away.

MacGregor described Francillon is an incredibly talented artist who has lived in Flatbush for years, and added he did not deserve what happened to him.

“He’s a beautiful person. He’s a beautiful soul. He painted consistently, has a huge, huge collection, a huge catalog of work,” MacGregor said. “I need people to take care of themselves because lashing out at other people that don’t deserve it is not acceptable in any way, shape or form.”

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Robinson is facing numerous charges, including assault and attempted murder. He was arraigned and held without bail.

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Teen Mom Briana DeJesus shares rare clip with her tattoo artist boyfriend Javi before promoting ‘powerful’ sex toy

BRIANA DeJesus shared a rare clip of her tattoo artist boyfriend, Javi, while going for a drive.

The Teen Mom 2 star, 26, joked that Javi "hates her music" - before going on to promote a sex toy to her fans.

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7Briana DeJesus promoted a sex toy on her Instagram StoriesCredit: Instagram

Briana filmed herself sitting alongside Javi in the car, showing him frowning as he listened to her playlist.

She then posted a promo for a "clitoral vacuum stimulator," which she said is "something that she uses all the time".

"It will not disappoint you," the MTV star said, before adding that fans should go to the "highest" setting for maximum pleasure.

Briana praised the vibrator earlier this month too, urging fans to use it just in time for Valentine's Day.

7She said she uses the vibrator 'all the time'Credit: Instagram 7She also shared a rare clip of her tattoo artist boyfriend, JaviCredit: Instagram 7The 26-year-old admitted Javi 'hates her music'Credit: Instagram

"I love to celebrate love, intimacy, self-love, all those great things," she shared.

Briana then brought her small sex toy into the camera as she admitted: "I have a product here that I've been using for quite some time.

"It is a vacuum stimulator for the lady parts. Men if you're watching this you can definitely give this to your ladies to spice things up in the bedroom.

The mother-of-two has been open about her sex life in the past.

7Briana previously said she wants a man with 'big d**k energy'Credit: Instagram

Last summer, the reality star said she wants a man with "big d**k energy" before going shopping at an adult store for a vibrator.

Meanwhile, Briana and Javi are believed to have met through mutual friends in Kissimmee, FL, and have been dating for about four months.

She referred to him as her “future baby daddy” in September on social media after he bought her a $70 pair of new Crocs.

Javi, who has spoken of his love for his children on social media, also bought Briana a $1,000 designer Prada purse soon after they began dating last September.

7She's been dating Javi for several months after they met through mutual friendsCredit: Instagram

The couple recently spent three days at a Miami rental where Briana filmed several new scenes for the upcoming season of Teen Mom 2.

He is the second “Javi” Briana has dated, following fellow reality star Javi Marroquin, her co-star Kailyn Lowry’s ex.

A source in Miami who saw Briana and her latest Javi told The Sun: “Things have progressed pretty rapidly for the two of them."

7The reality star has two daughters - Nova, nine, and Stella, threeCredit: Instagram

The insider added: “Briana likes the fact he’s a more mature guy with kids of his own; he knows the responsibilities involved with being a parent.

“He dotes on his young daughters and is a great dad and family is very important to him, like it is to Briana.

“They’re a good match in that they’ve got a lot in common before getting together, which helps."

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Season 9 was filmed as the outbreak of coronavirus hit America.

Who's in the cast this season?

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  • Cheyenne Floyd
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Who are their boyfriends, husbands and baby daddies?

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  • Catelynn Lowell's husband Tyler Baltierra
  • Cheyenne Floyd's ex-boyfriend Cory Wharton
  • Maci Bookout's husband Taylor McKinney
  • Mackenzie McKee's husband Josh McKee

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“She definitely needs someone with a more mature attitude.

“He’s more reserved than Briana though and doesn’t share as much of his life as she does on her social media."

Briana has previously had relationships, albeit briefly, with baby daddies Luis Hernandez, father of her daughter Stella, three, and Devoin Austin, dad of her eldest child Nova, nine.

Last year she also blamed Louis for giving her an STD following a booze-fueled hook up.

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