SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - San Jose police are seeking the public’s help in their search for a suspect accused of attempted murder.
The department’s Gang Investigation Unit is looking for a man who was seen November 15, 2015 on surveillance video. Police say an argument at Willow Den Bar, located at 803 Lincoln Ave. escalated to a stabbing.
The suspect and the victim can be seen arguing with one another after bumping into each other on the sidewalk before the fight spilled onto the street. The suspect, who has not been identified, fled on foot, while the victim was taken to and treated at a local hospital.
Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 25-30 years-old, 5'-10" tall, 180 lbs., with a scar on the back or top of his head, wearing a white t-shirt, blue True Religion jeans and white shoes.
Police released the video of what they call a “bold attack” Thursday because they say they've exhausted all leads.
"Nobody deserves to be stabbed, you have an argument with another person talk it over," said Sgt. Enrique Garcia of San Jose Police. "You can have an argument, leave it at that. The victim is trying to let the whole thing go. The suspect is relentless. He's preying on the victim you can see he's targeting the victim and no one else."
The victim may not have realized the suspect was armed. He’s seen running after the victim, reaching into his right hand pocket, pulling out a knife, and stabs the victim several times before fleeing.
"The guy had a death grip on the weapon," said Hans Heller who owns the Willow Den. "It took three guys to get it out from him."
Heller owns Willow Den and turned the video over to police.
"Fortunately our head of security ran into the middle of the street and tackled these two guys as the fight was going on and dislodged the weapon," said Heller.
Police fear the suspect may have done this before given the way he was acting. He was un-phased by his surroundings and they're worried he could do it again.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective John Vandenbroeck of the San Jose Police Department's Gang Investigation Unit at 408-277-3835.
Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.
Watch surveillance video below