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Philadelphia Police ID Suspect In Brutal Sucker-Punch Caught On Tape

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Suspect Domenic Pesce (Credit: Philadelphia PD)

Suspect Domenic Pesce (Credit: Philadelphia PD)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police have identified a suspect who was caught on tape brutally sucker-punching another man last month.

Police are searching for 25-year-old Domenic Pesce in connection with the assault that occurred at about 8:00 p.m. on April 17th in the 1700 block of Diamond Street.

The video shows two groups of individuals involved in a verbal altercation. At one point during the argument, police say Pesce sucker-punched a 20-year-old male in the face, dropping him to the ground.

A second male intervened and the video shows Pesce taking a swing at that individual as well. The second male fell to the ground and Pesce is seen on the video kicking that individual. Pesce then casually walked away from the location.

The victim who Pesce initially punched suffered severe injuries, including a broken jaw.

WATCH THE VIDEO: (Courtesy: Philadelphia Police Department)

Pesce is from the 1500 block of Locust Street and also has a secondary address in the 200 block of Montgomery Drive in Mantua, New Jersey. Investigators said he is known to frequent the campus of Temple University.

Anyone with information on Pesce’s whereabouts is urged to call 911 or 215.686.TIPS (8477).

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