Man arrested for allegedly beating assisted living resident

Posted by: KLKN Newsroom

A man accused of beating a person living with disabilities is behind bars. 

Police said former staff member Phenix Killen worked at Integrated Life Choices near Homestead Expressway and Highway 6. The residence is for people living with disabilities.

Police said the 19-year-old threw a resident to the ground and punched them repeatedly in the face after the resident kept shouting profanities and kicked Killen twice.

“We also learned that Phenix is a self-proclaimed ex-boxer and actually tried to convince other staff members who witnessed the event to lie and claim that the victim fell,” Officer Katie Flood said.

Killen was arrested for abusing a vulnerable adult. The victim suffers multiple bruises to the left eye and side of his face.