Update: November 13, 2013
Information provided by the Pinellas Park Police Department
Through a concerted effort of all divisions of the Pinellas Park Police Department on November 12, 2013 they learned of the location of a possible suspect in this attack.
Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Section located and interviewed the suspect and after a short period of time secured a confession from the suspect.
The suspect was identified as Eliezer Garcia, 24 who resides in the complex.
Original story below
PINELLAS PARK – On April 15, 2013, at approximately 11:30 am, officers responded to Lauren Manor Apartments, 7450 35th St N, regarding a person injured during a battery.
A preliminary investigation has determined that a 63 year old male victim was working outside of an apartment near building eight when an unknown suspect struck him in the head with a blunt object. The suspect fled the scene and their identity is not known at this time.
The victim was transported to Bayfront Medical Center as a trauma alert and is currently listed in critical condition with life threatening injuries.
No additional information is available at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Michael Erwin at 727-541-0883. Those wishing to remain anonymous or who would like to be eligible for a cash reward are asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or via the web at www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org. Lauren Manor Apartments has also offered a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.
Sgt. Brian Unmisig Public Information Officer