|The Santa Monica Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating and identifying a suspect who is believed to be involved in an assault that resulted in great bodily injury.
On February 22, 2013, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Santa Monica Police responded to a nightclub, Zanzibar, located at 1301 5th Street regarding an assault that had just occurred.
Preliminary investigation revealed the victim, an active duty United States Marine, was dancing on the dance floor when, without provocation, the suspect punched the victim in the face. The victim lost consciousness for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. When the victim's friend stepped between the suspect and the victim, the suspect assaulted him; the suspect then fled southbound on 5th Street and out of sight.
The victim sustained major injuries to his head and face. He was transported to a local hospital and has subsequently undergone several surgeries in an attempt to repair the damage.
The suspect, who appears in the attached photograph, is described as follows:
Male, White or Hispanic, mid to late 30's, 6'0"-6'3", 230-270 pounds, shaved head having a mustache and goatee. On the night of the assault the suspect was wearing a black and white striped shirt and dark jeans.
The suspect was accompanied by a Female, Hispanic or Asian, 28 to 32 years old, 5'2"-5'4", medium build, wearing a gold colored shirt; she has not yet been identified.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Karen Thompson at (310) 458-8946; Sergeant Darrick Jacob at (310) 458-8460; or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.
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