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CMPD seeks ID of man who punched Armed Forces member

Surveillance video captured an image of a man police say punched an alleged victim on East Trade Street.
Surveillance video captured an image of a man police say punched an alleged victim on East Trade Street. CMPD

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police want help identifying a man they say punched a member of the Armed Forces before walking away.

At 11:25 p.m. Aug. 22, police went to the 300 block of East Trade Street for a call about an assault, according to a CMPD news release. The victim told police a man walked up to him and punched him in the face.

He was an Air Force mechanic who was walking by the Transit Center just as people protesting the Randall Kerrick mistrial arrived there, reported WBTV, the Observer’s news partner.

The victim received treatment at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.

Detectives pulled an image of the suspect from surveillance video in the area. He is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 pounds with shoulder-length dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a red shirt.

Anyone with information concerning this incident or the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

Jonathan McFadden: 704-358-6045, @JmcfaddenObsBiz

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