AURORA, Colo. – Police are looking for help identifying a man accused of beating up a King Soopers security guard earlier this month in Aurora.
Aurora police said the security officer stopped the man just outside the store at 15250 E. Mississippi Ave. around 11 p.m. on Oct. 6 for shoplifting.
Video released by police and Metro Denver Crime Stoppers on Monday show the suspect then punch the security guard then kick him several times before a bystander arrives to try and stop the assault.
Police said the security guard suffered numerous serious injuries to his body and head but is now home recovering. Police said the family was thankful for the good Samaritan for helping stop the assault.
Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction and the Aurora Reward Fund is matching the amount. King Soopers said it was adding $5,000 to the reward amount, bringing the total potential reward to $9,000.
"The video is heart wrenching. Our thoughts and prayers are with our associate and his family," King Soopers said in a statement. "The family has requested to remain anonymous. Out of respect for their wishes I’m unable to provide any additional details."
Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident is asked to call Aurora Police Agent Antony Green at 303-739-6382.