Published: Aug. 23, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying suspects involved in the Broadway underpass assault on August 23, 2013. 

A composite sketch of one of the suspects, identified as Suspect #2 below, is shown here. Multiple witnesses confirmed that Suspect #2 left the scene with a bloody nose. An additional witness, who reportedly had contact with the suspects shortly after the assault, has told police the two suspects indicated that they are freshmen at CU. 

Anyone who has information about this crime, or who believes they may know the identity of those involved, should contact CU Police at 303-492-6666.

The text of the original release follows:

The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault which occurred at the Broadway / Euclid pedestrian underpass on the west side of the CU campus. At about 1:19 a.m. on August 23, 2013, CU Police responded to a report of an assault on the campus side of the pedestrian underpass.

According to witnesses, two male suspects approached a group of students and reportedly made derogatory statements including the fact that one of the individuals resembled a noted DJ and recording artist of Asian descent. A male CU student overhead the comment, intervened in the conversation, and punched one of the suspects. The two suspects proceeded to punch and kick the male student before fleeing to the east. The male CU student was transported to the hospital where it was determined that he suffered serious bodily injury to his face, including fractures and broken bones.

CU Police searched the area and were unable to locate the suspects. Witnesses provided the following description of the suspects:

Suspect #1

  • White Male
  • College aged
  • 5’9 to 5’10
  • Skinny build
  • Long brown hair
  • Wearing a gray shirt, shorts, and black socks

Suspect #2

  • White Male
  • College aged
  • 5’8 to 5’10
  • Buzzed blond hair
  • Wearing a black shirt and jeans

The case number is 2013-1700.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact CU Police at 303-492-6666. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

This message is being sent pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a federal law that requires colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to disclose major crime information to prospective and current students and employees. For more information on the Clery Act and CU-Boulder’s policies, please see the campus’ Annual Security and Fire Safety Report at