THORNTON, Colo. — A 69-year-old man died Monday after he was brutally attacked in a Thornton parking lot on Christmas Day, police said on Tuesday.
Shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, Thornton Police officers were called to Thirsty's Pub at 1294 E. 104th Ave. When they arrived, they found the victim and learned that he had been punched and kicked after backing into another person's car.
The victim had serious injuries. He was taken to a hospital and died on Monday. His death is being investigated as a homicide, according to Thornton Police. He was identified late Wednesday as Manuel Osvaldo Jacquez-Machado.
Police said they have "limited" information about the assailant. They provided the following description:
- A man who's 5 feet to 5 feet, 8 inches tall
- Red/blonde hair that is below the shoulders
- Red/blonde beard
The suspect was last seen wearing a black and green tie-dyed shirt, dark pants and black shoes, according to police.
He may have left the scene in a red 2014-2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a black decal on the hood and a large aftermarket roof rack, police said. The vehicle might have fresh damage on the front end.
Police asked that anyone with information about the man or the vehicle to contact detectives immediately at 720-977-5030.
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