Police search for man accused of biting part of victim's ear off at downtown Houston business

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Police search for man accused of biting part of victim's ear off
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In addition to biting a portion of an ear off, police said the wanted suspect struck the victim in the face from behind and tackled them.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police hope the public can help them identify a man accused of biting a portion of someone's ear off in downtown Houston.

The wanted suspect is charged with aggravated assault - serious bodily injury.

Houston police said the incident happened on Sunday, Aug. 14, at a business in the 400 block of Main Street. The department just released a photo of the wanted man on Wednesday.

Officials said the suspect approached the victim from behind and struck them in the face.

Then, the suspect reportedly tackled the victim, bit a portion of their ear off, and fled the scene.

The victim sustained major injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, HPD said.

HPD released a photo of the wanted man, who had a gray beard and was wearing a black shirt and a black backwards hat at the time of the incident.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.