Metropolitan Police need the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in case of an aggravated assault over a discarded beer can.
On May 10 just after 4:30 p.m., the victim asked a man drinking in an alley along 14th and W streets in Northwest to pick up the beer can he discarded. That’s when the vicious attack began, police said.
The victim suffered a broken jaw and had to undergo surgery to repair his shattered face, officials said.
The Guardian Angels began a patrol in the area of the attack Monday.
The person of interest in this case is described to be a black male, 30 to 40 years old, 5-feet-6-inches tall with a slim build and medium completion.
Authorities said he has short gray and black hair with a twist in it. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and jeans.
The investigation is ongoing. Police ask anyone with information to please contact the command center at 202-727-9099.