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San Diego police search for man caught on camera punching woman in face

Posted at 6:23 AM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 19:22:11-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man caught on camera punching a woman during an altercation in the Gaslamp Quarter earlier this week.

According to police, the incident happened March 4 at around 8:30 p.m., near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and E Street.

In the incident, which was captured by a surveillance camera, police said a man was involved in an argument with his fiancée when another woman walked by, noticed the quarrel and tried to intervene. The concerned woman is heard in the video saying she would call 911.

However, the man punched the concerned woman in the face before leaving the scene. The man’s fiancée remained at the scene, but according to police, she “refused to provide any identifying information” on him.


Police said, “Repeated attempts to contact and further ask for the suspect’s identity have been unsuccessful.”

The man sought is black, 50 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 245 pounds. He was last seen wearing a brown-colored suit with a cream-colored shirt.

According to police, the victim was 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 170 pounds.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call SDPD Det. Sgt. Dan Brinkerhoff at 619-744-9510.