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Santa Barbara police seek identity of suspect in Nov. attack

Posted at 12:00 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 15:00:23-04

The Santa Barbara Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect involved in an attack outside a bar last year.

The incident reportedly occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 7, 2018, behind O’Malley’s Bar located at 523 State St.

Police say the victim and suspect did not know each other before the attack and it’s unclear what motivated it.

The suspect is believed to go by the name of “Mike” or “Michael.” He’s described as black, 30-40 years old, approximately 5’8″ tall, with a light complexion and freckles, a large build, and long black hair in cornrows.

The suspect was reportedly accompanied by a black man known by the name “Kenny.”

Anyone who believes they can identify either of these men is urged to contact Det. Andre Miller at (805) 897-2346 or almiller@sbpd.com. Anonymous tips can be made by calling (805) 897-2386.