Police Call Assault a ‘Random, Cowardly’ Act, Still Searching for Suspects

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Des Moines police are still searching for the two men who seriously injured a Des Moines man riding his bike Sunday.

Des Moines Sgt. Paul Parizek said Charles Wesley Brown, 65, was riding his bicycle in the 2800 block of SE 14th St. about 10:35 p.m. when two white males in their 20s assaulted him.

Brown was hospitalized and is still in critical condition almost a week later. Police say he is still unable to speak, which leaves investigators with only witnesses' statements to use during the investigation.

Suspects vehicle is a silver, four-door 1996-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix, similar to this photo.

Suspects vehicle is a silver, four-door 1996-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix, similar to this photo.

"Absent of hearing [the suspects’] side of the story, which is important and why we want to locate these guys, the only thing we’re left with is a seemingly random, cowardly act of violence against a guy who was minding his own business,” he said.

The suspects were seen driving away in a silver, mid-90's to early 2000's Pontiac Grand Prix.

Anyone with any information about the suspects and or the vehicle is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811, or Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400. You can also submit a tip online at http://www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com.