SENIOR BUS ATTACK

A suspect stands over a victim in a bus attack caught on video on Dec. 17, 2019. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas detectives were asking for the public's help identifying a suspect seen beating a senior citizen aboard a bus in December, causing the man to lose his right eye.

SENIOR BUS ATTACK SUSPECT

About 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 13, the altercation with the victim happened on the 1000 block of Shadow Lane, according to police.

The suspect placed his feet on the victim's lap while aboard the bus, police said in a release Wednesday. The victim then asked the suspect to remove his feet, leading to a violent altercation. The suspect stood up and punched the victim numerous times until he was unconscious, police said.

The severity of his injuries caused the victim to lose his right eye, police said.

Authorities said the suspect was in his 30s with dreadlocks, last seen wearing a blue hooded "BWA" sweatshirt and black durag.

The incident was captured on video. (WARNING: The video is graphic.)

RTC released the following statement:

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) and our contractor, MV Transportation, are cooperating with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. This is a shameful act of violence, and we need your help. Anyone with any information about this incident or who can identify the suspect is urged to contact the Bolden Area Command Investigative Section at 702 828-3347. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.  Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward. The RTC and its contractors remain committed to providing safe transit service for our community. - MJ Maynard, CEO of the RTC 

and: 

To ensure the safety of our passengers, the RTC engages in several safety measures, including security officers who patrol routes, real-time access to our surveillance system for law enforcement agencies, and the addition of Transit Watch on our rideRTC app for passengers to report suspicious activity. - Angela Castro, RTC Spokeswoman 

Las Vegas police held a press conference Wednesday afternoon on the incident.

Anyone with any information about this incident or can identify the suspect is urged to contact the Bolden Area Command Investigative Section at 702 828-3347.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.

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(25) comments

jladycurrie

They need to hire more security for the busses and have them ride the different busses especially real early in the morning and the rough neighborhoods.

sisolakisascumbag

Just another violent, thug in LasVegas victimizing an elderly person. Buy a GUN- you need it in this cesspool of criminal trash. Bring back the mob- The Communists are a danger to the communities. Look at this news outlet- its one thug after another robbing, punching, killing innocents- VOTE OUT THE DEMS or be a victim.

ccsdtalk

All people are presumed innocent until adjudged to be guilty. The video leaves out what happened before the alleged attack. We need to respect the U.S. Constitution and honor the laws of this state. Guns do not solve violence. Guns simply create violence. Prayer is a better solution. Love thy brother. .

Pepcon Survivor 86

You want to solve this problem. CC and defend the defenseless! Folks this is a western town, well it used to be. Don’t wait for Metro to come save you from the criminals that are moving here. Learn how to use a firearm and defend yourself.

Nevermore

An eye for an eye. Only seems fair.

Thud

usuall suspects..

stephenrblv

BWA? one look at their website and the only conclusion I had was Gangsters. People who believe Violence solves problems, especially ones involving their own lack of intelligence and skills. This Society glorifies Thug Behavior. In fact most of the recent horrible car crashes in Las Vegas were cause by Thugs and Thug driving behaviors. The Political Left panders to this dirtbag class of people. What you see on this video is a Hate Crime. The FBI should be investigating this. They should also be ready to charge anybody guilty of aiding and abetting this criminal.

sisolakisascumbag

You are CORRECT! Vote RED!!!

Ekahi

Arrest him soon. Imprison him. Let the incarcerated beat him every day.

Steven

Tread carefully. Everything is viewed through the lens of race.

boobc_bop @ kickyouface

Seriously!! There was no ccw passenger? I would have intervened and ended the threat!! Young dude beating a senior citizen!!! Bring it on to them that is prepared, and you would be a sidebar, coward.

ccsdtalk

Guns are the weapons of the true coward. CCW persons are simply cowards. Man created guns, and God created hands to box and defend. We should follow the example of Japan, and Europe, and ban all guns.

Fedup

So clearly you are a democrat. So ban all guns and rhat will solve all the problems. So this thug, do you think he legally owns his weapons. I really hope you do not work or represent the school district here in Vegas. This piece of trash beat up a senior citizen and you go to ban all guns. I wish I would have been on that bus. He would have got off unconscious and in cuffs. You are part of the problem.

Fedup

Oh and not to mention CCW are cowards? I dare you to come out of your basement and say that to A CCW holder. You dont dare.

Steven

Ccsdtslk, please come back to earth. Or just shut up. You offer no accountability to people's livelihoods and security. You just offer lame, unfeasible, and nonfunctional solutions that accomplish nothing but a boost to your selfrighteousness. People are free and should remain free to protect themselves. People that want to be delusional about the hatred in other's hearts, and that wish to do nothing to protect themselves - they are dopey sheep.

Jimmy coors

Another 13% problem groid loose on a bus ,animals cause 90 % of crimes ! Always bad new in society!

KnightRise

Calling all "men"...if you see an elderly person get hit by a scumbag that will never be able to call himself a man, don't be afraid to step in and help.

Flower67

No kidding! Was there not any other men on that bus that could help? Disgusting that someone would beat up an elderly person.

boobc_bop @ kickyouface

They are either elderly, or same color and not wanting to confront a punk from either Oakland or Compton!!

Fedup

My question is how did they just let this thug off the bus.

boobc_bop @ kickyouface

Thank God for our Second Amendment, quite the equalizer, lol

KnightRise

Lucky I wasn't on that bus.

boobc_bop @ kickyouface

In the west, we have the right to carry and end a threat!!!, where ever we are.

ccsdtalk

All people are presumed innocent until adjudged to be guilty. The video leaves out what happened before the alleged attack. We need to respect the U.S. Constitution and honor the laws of this state. Guns do not solve violence. Guns simply create violence. Prayer is a better solution. Love thy brother. Reach out a hand and practice love.

Flower67

I agree with prayer but there isn't ANY reason in he world this kid should have attacked an elderly man. Violence against the elderly is a hate crime plain and simple.

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