Second Suspect in Post-Pianos Pummeling on Orchard Street is Arrested

Posted on: March 17th, 2017 at 8:24 am by

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The second suspect in the vicious Orchard Street beating caught on tape has been arrested, police said.

The collar of 23-year-old Shachin Gauchan yesterday followed mere hours after his pal, Nawang Choying (both are Queens natives), was also brought in on felony gang assault charges. According to the New York Post, Choying provided information that led to his friend’s arrest.

The victim, 24-year-old William Franco, reportedly knew his attackers from an earlier altercation at Pianos on Ludlow Street. Franco and his two future attackers reportedly got into a tussle inside the premises early Friday morning, police said. He was then booted from the bar, and waited for the suspects to exit.

The fisticuffs continued outside, at which point the Choying and Gauchan chased Franco down Orchard Street and pummeled him on the sidewalk outside the Van der Plas Gallery. Franco sustained partial hearing loss and head injuries that required numerous stitches and staples, according to an official criminal complaint.

Surveillance video caught that gruesome scene.

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