CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department is on the lookout for a suspect who punched a man in the face on a street in downtown Charleston this past weekend.
CPD officials say the incident happened Sunday around 12:45 a.m. in front of 455 King Street.
A police officer patrolling the area of King and Radcliffe streets was flagged down by a bystander who said a man had been punched in the face and was lying unconscious on King Street.
When the officer got to the scene, he saw the victim on the ground with blood coming from his nose. The victim's wife said an unknown man punched her husband in the face, then fled towards Warren Street.
According to the victim's wife, she and husband were walking with a group past the suspect and his friends when the incident happened.
The victim's wife said the suspect approached her husband, punched him in the face then fled with three other men.
Responding officers attempted to locate the suspect but were unsuccessful.
A witness told investigators that he saw the suspect punch the victim and flee. According to the witness, his employer had outside cameras in place, and it was possible that the cameras picked up the suspect fleeing south on King Street.
The victim was transported to MUSC for further treatment and evaluation.
A police report states that the victim was conscious and talking to his wife when emergency crews got to the scene.
Police describe the suspect as a white male subject, between 6'1" and 6'4" tall, stocky build "similar to a linebacker," light brown hair and wearing khaki shorts, a collared short sleeved shirt which was either grey or pink.
CPD officials are asking anyone with information to call Det. Krasowski at 720-2476, the Charleston Police Department at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.
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