Shakopee police look for suspects who assaulted good Samaritan 07 May 12

A good Samaritan who broke up a fight in Shakopee last month may never see out of his left eye again, and police are asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible.

Shakopee police Captain Chris Dellow told the Shakopee Valley News a 27-year-old man was walking with his mother along First Avenue on April 22 when he saw some sort of altercation. The man stepped in, tried to keep the peace, and was struck multiple times.

The victim’s mother told the newspaper that her son was knocked down by four men and knuckle-punched in the eye.

Despite four hours of reconstructive surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center, the victim learned he will most likely never regain eyesight in his left eye. His mother said it was one of the worst eye injuries the surgeons had ever seen.

Police say the persons who assaulted the victim took off in taxi cabs. Police do have person of interest in the case, but say they need the public’s help for more information.

The Shakopeee Police tipline is (952) 233-9499.