Lawrence Jones (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
The victim is in critical condition. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
Police said they need help locating the suspect. (Source: Phoenix Police Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A homeless man is in critical condition after a man shouted a profanity at him and assaulted him, Phoenix police said.
The suspect fled, leaving the victim, believed to be more than 70 years old, behind, said Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos.
Police learned the suspect had left an ampm convenience store near 1600 N. 27th Avenue Thursday at about 8 p.m.
Officers don't know why the suspect targeted the elderly man, Martos said.
The victim has yet to be identified.
A surveillance camera was rolling as the suspect left the store. He is described as a white or Hispanic man between 25 and 30 years old. He is 5'11" tall and weighs 165 to 185 pounds. He has tattoos on the backs of both arms.
Other wanted fugitives
Phoenix police are also looking for 27-year-old Joshua Samarripas. He is wanted for violating probation after a conviction for robbery. He is 5'10" tall and weighs 220 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He has the name Lorraine tattooed on his neck and the name Cynthia on his chest.
There's also a warrant out for the arrest of 51-year-old Lawrence Jones. He is described as 5'10" tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has a shaved head and brown eyes. He also uses the name Lawrence Muhammad. He is wanted for skipping out on aggravated assault and fleeing from police charges.
People with information about the crime are asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department's Homicide Unit at 602-262-6141. People can also call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO.
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