Suspect Wanted For Assault At NW Oklahoma City Store, Victim Left With Brain Damage

Oklahoma City police are looking for a suspect accused of a violent assault that left the victim with brain damage earlier this month. The victim has been in the hospital's intensive care unit for over a week.

Wednesday, April 17th 2024, 5:15 pm



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Oklahoma City police are looking for a suspect accused of a violent assault that left the victim with brain damage earlier this month. The victim has been in the hospital's intensive care unit for over a week.

Police need the public's help identifying the suspect. They said the car he was riding in the night of the attack was taken to the police department’s evidence barn, but officers never found him.

“All leads at this point have been exhausted,” said Sgt. Dillon Quirk, Oklahoma City Police Department.

Police know someone out there can identify the person captured on security cameras on April 7 at the 7-Eleven at Northwest 10th Street and MacArthur Boulevard. He was involved in a loud argument with the victim inside the store.

“As the victim walked outside the suspect involved in the heated exchange ended up striking the victim in the head with something that knocked the victim unconscious,” said Quirk.

Police said the suspect did not stop there.

“It does appear that the suspect did go through the victim’s pockets before fleeing,” said Quirk.

The suspect and two other people left in a car. Police and first responders found the victim unresponsive with swelling on the side of his head.

“The victim was critically wounded,” said Quirk.

Police said the victim remains in a medically induced coma due to the brain trauma from the assault.

The suspect's car was spotted by a Flock camera near Northwest 23rd Street and Portland Avenue and located a short time later only blocks away parked at an event center. Officers spoke to the witnesses with the suspect that night, but they did not offer any helpful information.

Police are now casting a wider net.

“Tips can remain anonymous and there are cash rewards often that can be offered to tips submitted to Crime Stoppers,” said Quirk.

The number for Crime Stoppers is (405) 235-7300.

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