PD: Man assaulted by person he met buying beer

PHOENIX - Authorities say a 66-year-old man is fighting for his life after being assaulted in Phoenix Wednesday afternoon.

Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said the incident happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. near 16th Street and Thomas Road.

Thompson said the victim and suspect got into an argument over beer at a market in the area.

After the victim left the store, the suspect and another man followed him in a White or light colored GMC Yukon or Tahoe.

Police said the suspect got out of the vehicle and punched the man in the head causing him to fall to the ground.

Thompson said the victim was transported to a local hospital with serious head injuries and is not expected to survive.

Authorities are asking for the public's help identifying the suspect and the driver of the suspect's vehicle.

The suspect is identified as a Hispanic male, 20-25 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and approximately 170 pounds.

Police do not have a description of the driver at this time.

Anyone with information concerning who the suspects are or where the vehicle may be, is encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480- WITNESS, 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.

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