Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a male who beat a man to death outside a Phoenix convenience store on June 29, 2017. Phoenix Police Department

Phoenix police ask for help in identifying man behind the attack

Video released by Phoenix police Monday shows a killer pouring a cup of water onto his victim, then kicking and beating him.

Lionel Larue, 34, died from his injuries after the June 29 attack.

Police were asking for the public’s help in identifying the killer.

Larue was sleeping outside the 7-Eleven at 1850 W. Glendale Ave. about 3:50 a.m. when the killer, identified as a 17- to 20-year-old man, entered the store to get a drink of water. 

Police said the killer was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white headband and white shoes and was wearing a red backpack.

He was described as about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 170 pounds. 

Anyone who recognizes the killer was urged to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or for Spanish at 480-TESTIGO.

Callers may remain anonymous. Anyone who provides information leading to an arrest or conviction could earn up to a $1,000 reward. 


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