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Sacramento police seek identity of suspects in March assault

Surveillance photo shows suspects in March 5 assault at Sacramento restaurant
Surveillance photo shows suspects in March 5 assault at Sacramento restaurant Surveillance photo provided by Sacramento Police Department

Sacramento police are asking the public's help in identifying suspects in an assault that occurred in March at a restaurant in the downtown area.

Officers were called to the restaurant at 12:26 a.m. March 5 regarding a report of a physical assault. Officers learned that an argument had occurred between an apparently intoxicated man and the owner of the business after the man was refused service.

After the man was refused alcohol, a friend of his became aggressive and threw a small blunt object, striking the business owner, according to a Police Department news release. In an effort to defuse the situation, a patron who observed the commotion attempted to intervene.

The patron was suddenly attacked and assaulted by several people near the bar area of the restaurant. Police said the good Samaritan suffered a serious injury to his eye and was later treated an area hospital.

The primary suspects left on foot.

During the follow-up investigation, detectives retrieved surveillance footage showing the primary aggressors in the assault. Police released the surveillance video and are asking the public’s help in identifying the men.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSMfB741F0Q&feature=player_detailpage

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police Department’s dispatch center at 916-264-5471, or Crime Alert at 916-443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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