Man attacked at local apartments says he was there to buy weed

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- The 19-year-old who was attacked during a drug deal in College Station last week says he was was attempting to purchase marijuana when it happened.

The victim, who asked not to be identified, told News 3's Rusty Surette that he did not personally know the dealer he was meeting with on July 5th at the Northpoint Crossing apartments.

"I was just trying to buy some weed from him. I met him, walked in the apartment and met his girlfriend. I was sitting there when she maced me," the victim said. "And then a guy walked in with an AR from the patio and another kid walked around the corner with an axe handle."

The victim says the four suspects demanded his keys, wallet and phone.

"The guy hit me with an axe handle in the face, and the girl hit me with the hammer in the shoulder and back," he said. "I gave them my keys and then fought with the dude with the axe handle and got around him to the door and got out and called 911."

The victim's version of the story matches the report prepared by investigators at the College Station Police Department. The report says officers met up with the victim in the parking garage of the building near University Drive and Texas Avenue.

The four suspects, all Texas A&M students from the Houston area, have been arrested and are facing robbery charges.

They have been identified as:

*Gautham Chidambaram, 20, from Katy

*Ethan Herrera, 19 from Houston

*Ethan Khwaja, 19 from Houston

*Megumi Yoshida Sui, 20 from Kingwood

Rusty Surette also spoke with another Texas A&M student who says he once purchased marijuana from Megumi Sui.

"She was crazy. This does not surprise me at all," said the student who asked not to be identified.

According to a probable cause statement obtained by KBTX, the apartment where the attack happened was in building 5. Police were able to track down the specific apartment with the help of the victim, and by following a trail of blood to the suspect's apartment. Sui was listed on the lease as one of the residents.

Managers for the complex cooperated with police officers and were able to provide surveillance footage from outside the apartment that corroborated the victim's statements.

The video showed all four suspects leaving the complex with a black duffle bag, and a box with unknown items.