Metro police are looking for a young black man, possibly a teenager, who allegedly punched a juvenile court officer in the face in a convenience store parking lot.
The incident took place around 5:45 p.m. Monday at a market at the intersection of Eighth Avenue North and Jefferson Street. The juvenile court officer, 38-year-old Alonzo Giles, was loading ice into coolers for his youth football team when police said a two-door black Pontiac G-6 pulled up.
When the driver, who police said appeared to be a teenager, asked Giles if he was a juvenile court officer, Giles looked up only to be punched in the face by a passenger who had also arrived in the Pontiac.
Giles was treated at Baptist Hospital for a bloodied nose and sore face.
Police described the suspect who punched Giles as a black teenager with dreadlocks and gold teeth. Anyone with information on the suspect or the black Pontiac G-6 can call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.