Pullman police release surveillance video of attack suspects




Posted on April 2, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 6 at 2:42 PM

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Police released security video on Tuesday showing the possible suspects who attacked a WSU professor. Officers say they are looking for four people. (The attached video features the three male suspects.)

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: Male white, college age, 5’10” to 6’3”; was wearing a dark button-up shirt, blue undershirt, and jeans.

Suspect #2: Male white, college age, 5'10” to 6’1”, was wearing a white undershirt (possibly a V-neck t-shirt) and jeans.

Suspect #3: Male white, college age, approximately 5’10”; was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Suspect #4: Female white, college age, long dark hair; was wearing a light colored sleeveless shirt, dark pants, dark shoes, and a white jacket or sweater around her waist.

Police believe the group attacked Dr. David Warner on Saturday morning in the College Hill area. Security cameras caught images of people who might have walked by the scene, but did not capture the actual attack, according to police.

Dr.  Warner is listed in critical condition at a Spokane hospital.

Pullman Police say the attack took place in the Adams Mall parking lot on Northeast Colorado Street.  Authorities arrived around 2:00 a.m. to find Dr. Warner beaten and unconscious, with a severe head injury.

Investigators told KREM 2 News it appears Dr. Warner was trying to break up a fight. They said surveillance shows Dr. Warner standing between two groups who appear to be fighting.  Police investigators do not believe he was not the intended target.

Contact Detective Brock Germer at (509) 334-0802 with any information. A Facebook page has been created to support Dr. Warner.