SM Police Look For Assault Suspect, Victim Critical


From the Santa Monica Mirror:

Santa Monica Police have asked for the public’s assistance in located a man who assaulted another man last week outside O’Brien’s pub on Main Street, leaving the victim in critical condition.

Santa Monica Mirror

The felony assault occurred at approximately 1 a.m. on May 6, as the victim left O’Brien’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, located on the 2900 Block of Main St. in Santa Monica. The victim was intoxicated and collided with the suspect. The suspect became upset and pushed the victim several times, knocking him to the ground, rendering him unconscious. Evidently, the victim hit his head so badly as to not only necessitate his immediate rush to a local hospital, but also to leave this 46-year-old white male in critical condition at the time of this report nearly 20 days later.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 25-30 years of age, 5’10″ with a stocky, muscular build, and short black hair. He was a reported to have been wearing a white “V neck” shirt and dark jeans. He was in the company of a white female who is described as having blond hair.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone having information is asked to contact Det. Michael Bambrick 310.458.8932 or Sergeant Ira Rutan 310.458.8959 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at 310.458-8495.

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