Chatham-Kent Police are asking for the public’s help as they work to track down a suspect wanted in connection with a violent incident last month.
Officers say it was around 3:30 p.m. on May 7th when a 63-year-old man was helping a disabled motorcyclist at the corner of Grand Ave. and Ursuline Ave. Police say as the man was assisting the motorcyclist, another unidentified man approached them and began to argue with them.
Officers say the argument escalated and the suspect punched the victim in the head and throat. After the assault, the victim was having trouble breathing and went to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for help. At that time, officials discovered he had a fractured larynx and he was airlifted to London for emergency surgery.
Police say the man has since been released from hospital and is recovering at home.
Now, investigators are asking for help to identify the suspect wanted in the case.
Officers have described the man (pictured above) as white, 35 to 40-years-old with brown or dark blonde hair. He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, light coloured pants and a baseball cap. Police say he was also carrying a backpack with what appeared to be a TV or monitor.
Investigators also hope to speak to the motorcyclist the victim was helping when the assault happened.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Cst. Shawn Mungar of the Major Crimes Unit by phone at 519-436-6600 ext. 288 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.