Up to a $1000 Reward
San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Central Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a felony assault in the Gaslamp area.
On March 15, 2019, at about 2:30 a.m., an adult male victim was standing outside the Andaz Hotel located at 600 F Street, in San Diego. The victim was approached by a group of five males who were walking by the hotel. For unknown reasons, a male suspect in the group punched the victim in his face, causing him to stumble backwards. The suspect started to walk away. Once the victim stood back up, the suspect walked back and punched him again in his face, causing the victim to fall back and strike his head on the ground. The suspect and the group he was with fled the area in an unknown direction.
The victim suffered a broken cheek bone and required surgery to his skull including the placement of a metal plate.
The suspect is described as a Black male, early 20’s, muscular build, short hair, goatee, wearing a white shirt, black pants, and black sneakers. The suspect had multiple tattoos on his left and right arm.
Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call SDPD’s Central Division at (619) 744-9536 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.
Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Robert Carlson at (619) 744-9536 or email at RJcarlson@pd.sandiego.gov .
Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Deputy Marcial Lopez at (619) 531-1547 or email at email@example.com.