IOWA CITY, IA. -- The Iowa City Police Dept, is investigating an assault that occurred in the Ped Mall, on Friday, 3-27-09, near the intersection of Dubuque and College St, between 1:45am and 2am. Witnesses reported that the victim had run to the aid of a college age male who was being beaten up by 6 to 10 black males. The victim, who was knocked unconscious to the ground, was treated for non life threatening injuries at Mercy Hospital. The suspects were last seen running north on Dubuque St, randomly punching other males as they ran by them. One of the suspects is described as a thin, light skinned black male, about 6' tall, with his hair pulled back into a pony tail, wearing a gray hoodie and white t-shirt with black writing or logo on the front.
Iowa City Area is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.