Detectives with the Austin Police Department have released a composite sketch of a suspect involved in attacking an elderly man last year.
On Thursday, December 8, 2022, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the man in his 80's was attacked at Casa Colombia, a restaurant located at 2409 E 7th Street in east Austin. The attack happened inside the restroom at Casa Colombia when the suspect confronted the victim, pulled out a handgun, and slapped the older man in the face. Detectives began an investigation showing that this suspect had visited Casa Colombia several times. Detectives believe the suspect may have been trying to clear everyone out of the restroom before the attack happened. However, the two men were the only ones inside the restroom.
A witness worked with a forensic sketch artist to create a composite photo of the suspect.
The suspect is described as:
- Hispanic male
- Light complexion
- 5’8 to 5’9” tall
- He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and dark pants.
If you have had a similar experience at Casa Colombia or other nearby establishments, you are encouraged to report it.
Anyone with any information should contact APD at 512-974-6880. You may submit your tip anonymously through the Capital Area Crime Stoppers Program by visiting austincrimestoppers.org or calling 512-472-8477.
A reward of up to $1,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest.