UPDATE: Detectives Arrest Suspect In Attack on Developmentally Disabled Man at Bus Stop

UPDATE 4/5:

Seattle police arrested a 38-year-old man Friday morning after learning he was attempting to sell the same gold Ford Contour he used to flee the scene of last week’s brutal attack on a man at a bus stop.

Following up on leads and a corroborating tip from the community, investigators located the vehicle for sale online. Detectives met with the man on Friday morning at 23rd Avenue and Yesler Street, where police took him into custody.

Detectives will book the man into the King County Jail later today.

Update:

Detectives have released additional photos in hopes of gathering new leads in this case.  If you have any information please contact detectives at 206-233-5000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original:

Detectives need your help identifying the suspect who attacked a developmentally disabled 61-year-old man last week at a bus stop in the Rainier Beach neighborhood.

The victim was sitting at a bus stop at Rainier Avenue South and South Fisher Place around 12:40 p.m. on March 24th, when the suspect approached him and struck him with a baseball bat. The suspect then fled the area in a gold Ford Contour.

The victim, who sustained severe head injuries in the assault, was taken to Harborview Medical Center by Seattle Fire Department medics. He is currently being treated for a traumatic brain injury.

Detectives scoured the area for video surveillance, and with the help of a nearby business, recovered an image of a possible suspect vehicle.  Detectives believe it to be a 1998-2000 Ford Contour with a sunroof and a spoiler. 

If you have any information in this case please call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at 206-233-5000.