Thornton Police searching for suspect accused of fatally beating 70-year-old man

Thornton Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect accused of beating a 70-year-old man on Christmas at Thirsty’s Sports Pub parking lot after the man backed into the suspect’s car.

The victim, whose identity has not yet been released, died of his injuries on Monday, olice said.

Thornton Police were called around 10 p.m. on Christmas Day to the parking lot of Thirsty’s Sports Pub, 1294 E. 104th Ave., according to a Thornton Police news release.

When police arrived, they found a 70-year-old man who had been punched, kicked and seriously injured after backing into the suspect’s car. The 70-year-old man was taken to a hospital where he died a day later, police said. The suspect had fled the scene.

The suspect is described as a white man between 5 feet to 5 feet 8 inches tall with reddish-blonde hair that falls below the shoulder and a reddish-blonde, medium beard, police said. The suspect was last seen wearing a black-and-green tie-dyed sweatshirt, dark pants and black shoes. The suspect left the scene in a red Jeep Grand Cherokee with a black, vinyl-wrapped hood and a large roof rack, police said.

The car may have fresh damage to its front.

Police are looking for the suspect or any information about the incident. If anyone has information regarding the case, police ask the public to contact detectives at 720-977-5030.

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