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The crime

Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 22, a male victim and two of his friends were walking south on Mosley Street in the Old Town district. When they came to a stop at First and Mosley near the Hotel at Old Town, there were two other males and a female crossing the street in the opposite direction.

The male suspect walked between the three males and turned, accusing one of them of bumping into him. The victim advised that he was not paying a great deal of attention, but told the suspect that he did not know what he was talking about.

The suspect then punched the victim once on the left side of the head. The victim fell to the ground and his friends chased the suspect to the parking garage on Rock Island. The friends lost the suspect in the parking garage prior to the arrival of officers.

The victim received stitches over the left eye and also suffered a broken ankle.

The suspect was involved in a criminal damage to property incident prior to the assault. The suspect was observed pushing over a motorcycle that was parked across from River City Brewery.

The suspect and two friends were observed sitting in the area just outside of River City Brewery prior to the criminal damage to property. There is video surveillance of the criminal damage to property case from River City Brewery.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-20s, 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, athletic build, fair complexion, short brown hair possibly styled in a fade, no facial hair and no tattoos. He was observed wearing a gray long-sleeve T-shirt, medium-toned baggy blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

The suspect was accompanied by a female who was described as in her 20s, heavy set with brown hair. The video surveillance shows her wearing black pants, a black shirt and possibly a gray long-sleeve sweater open at the front. The female appears to be wearing her hair in a bun or short ponytail.

The other male who appeared to be with the suspect is described as in his 20s and heavyset. The video shows him wearing a gray T-shirt with logo on front and blue jeans. He appears to have short brown hair.

Whom to contact

If you have information about this crime or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at www.WichitaCrimeStoppers.com or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,500, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a nonprofit organization of citizens against crime that relies 100 percent on donations from the community to pay for tips.

Crime Stoppers case number: 1643

Department case number: 16C74176

Lead detective: Detective Balthazor, Wichita Police Department

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