OCPD Still Seeking Public’s Help With Assault Investigation

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Police this week are still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects in a violent assault in the north end of the resort last Saturday that left a Baltimore County man in grave condition.

Around 2:30 a.m. last Saturday, Ocean City Police and EMS responded to the area of 136th Street and Coastal Highway for a reported assault. Ocean City EMS transported the victim, a 31-year-old Baltimore County man, to PRMC in Salisbury where he remains in serious condition with life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and no suspects have yet been identified. In the preliminary investigation, OCPD detectives learned the victim and a friend were involved in a physical altercation with four white males before police and EMS arrived on the scene. One suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’8” to 5’10” with short, light-colored hair and visible tattoos on both arms and neck. That suspect was wearing a white T-shirt at the time of the attack.

A second suspect is described as a white male with a darker complexion, about 6’ tall and weighing around 200 pounds with curly hair parted to the side and wearing glasses. A description of two other suspects involved in the assault is not available. The OCPD Criminal Investigation Division-Major Crimes Unit is conducting the investigation this week and is asking anyone with information to call 410-723-6602. Tips can also be submitted by visiting oceancitymd.gov/police. Tips can be submitted anonymously.

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About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.