Police seek ID of beer run suspect who hurt Phoenix officer
Police described the suspect as Native American around 25 years old. (Source: Silent Witness)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Authorities are trying to identify a beer run suspect who injured a Phoenix police officer chasing after him.
The suspect in the June 21 assault had stolen several cases of beer from a Circle K at 4502 N. 19th Avenue.
An officer saw a pedestrian matching the description of the suspect walking along 19th Avenue shortly past 6 p.m.
The suspect walked up to the officer's marked vehicle, placed the beer on the hood of the car and continued to walk away, Silent Witness spokesman Sgt. Derek Elmore said.
Elmore said the officer followed the suspect into an apartment complex at 4730 N. 19th Ave. The suspect ran through the pedestrian gate and closed the gate on the officer's arm, Elmore said. The man got away.
Police described the suspect as Native American around 25 years old. He is 5'10" tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair and pitted acne scars.
He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, denim shorts and sunglasses with a dark baseball cap.
People with information about the suspect are asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO. You can also callSilent Witness detectives toll free at 1-800-343-TIPS. Your call will remain anonymous.