City of Sacramento Police Department

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For Immediate Release No. 20111014-173
Friday, October 14, 2011

Second Suspect Identified in Viral Video Assault

The Sacramento Police Department is searching for the second suspect, 19-year-old Donnell Wade, in the unprovoked attack that was captured on video.

On October 12, 2011, the Sacramento Police Department was made aware of a video, showing suspects assaulting a female, which had gone viral on the Internet.  We received calls from throughout the country inquiring about the investigation.  Detectives assigned to the case discovered that patrol officers responded to an assault call on October 1, 2011, at approximately 12:11 p.m., near Center Parkway and Mack Road.  The officers arrived and determined the suspects had fled the scene and the victim, a 42-year-old female, did not wish for prosecution at that time. 

Based on the newly discovered video evidence of the assault, detectives continued to pursue the identity of the involved suspects.  After officers saw the video image of the suspects and with crime tips that came in from the public, detectives were able to identify the suspects seen in the video.  The first suspect that hit the victim was identified as 21-year-old Rasaan Zawadi. On October 13, 2011, Zawadi was taken into custody without incident.  The second suspect that hit the victim was identified as 19-year-old Donnell Wade.  Efforts to locate Wade have not been successful.  The Sacramento Police Department is releasing Donnell Wade's photo in hopes of receiving information as to his whereabouts.  Wade currently has a warrant for assault with a gang enhancement. 

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this suspect to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Image From Video

Image From Video

Donnell Wade

Donnell Wade

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