Whitener was on his way home after a show at the Farmers Branch theater where he serves as artistic and education director when he was accosted by two masked men outside the store on Haskell Avenue. He suffered a fractured skull in the attack and has since been recovering after surgery at Baylor.
The GoFundMe will help with Whitener’s medical costs and loss of income — His recovery is expected to last six to eight weeks. Donate here.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact Detective Hubner in the Assaults Unit at (214) 671-3639 or Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000.00 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction for this offense.