SEATTLE - Seattle Police need your help identifying suspects in a violent attack that happened outside a popular Capitol Hill bar, especially people with cell phone video or photos that could help identify the suspects.
On December 14, investigators say a young man was at Barboza with friends when an argument broke out. The young man told us he stepped in to intervene and mediate, which seemed to work, temporarily.
When both groups ended up outside the bar, tempers flared again. Once again the young man tried to intervene. This time, two to three suspects beat him unconscious.
He lost all vision in his left eye, and it may need to be removed.
The victim is focusing on healing and moving on with life, but the random, severe violence won't be erased from his mind.
"I feel like you hear stories on the news or through the grapevine of things like this happening, but you never think it'll happen to you. Especially being a young person, a lot of kids come out of college and we feel invincible and then something like this happens and it's kind of a reality check that it's not all fun and games all the time. "
Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a reward for up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case. Remember you will remain anonymous, You can upload surveillance videos or photos through the P3 Tips App that you can download to your cell phone for free. You can also submit information anonymously through www.p3tips.com. If you know the name of any of those involved, you can also call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).