Several hundred gather at vigil for beaten driver

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Cars enter local business at the scene of an attack on Wednesday at the street corners of Morang and Balfour on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Detroit. A suburban Detroit man was in critical condition Thursday with severe head injuries after a neighborhood mob beat and kicked him when he stopped to check on a 10-year-old boy who stepped from a curb into the path of his pickup. The 54-year-old man, whose name was not released, was being treated at a Detroit hospital as police scoured the east side neighborhood where he was attacked Wednesday afternoon. The boy, David Harris, was expected to recover from his injuries, according to Desmond Key, who said he was the 10-year-old's uncle. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

DETROIT (AP) — Several hundred people are gathering at a Detroit church to stand against racism and pray for a white motorist beaten by a black mob after he stopped to check on a child struck by his pickup truck.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan joined clergy and the motorist's family Thursday evening at Historic Little Rock Baptist Church.

Bishop Charles Ellis III urged the community not to dwell on the bad, but to embrace good in the city, including good Samaritans.

Fifty-four-year-old Steve Utash was attacked April 2 when he stopped to help 10-year-old David Harris.

Utash remains hospitalized with severe head injuries. Harris suffered leg and other injuries.

A 16-year-old boy is charged as a juvenile with assault and ethnic intimidation. Four men are charged with assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to do great bodily harm.