Walnut Creek Police Department is investigating an assault that took place on May 10, 2021, in Civic Park. Police received a 911 call at 5:36 a.m. from someone reporting that a man appeared to be injured, and was located in the gazebo at Civic Park.
Officers arrived on scene at 5:38 a.m. and found the victim unconscious with a serious head injury.
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded and the victim was immediately transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Officers determined the victim was with a man earlier in the morning and that person is believed to be the responsible suspect.
The suspect is described as a white man in his 40’s, 5’01”-5’03” with thin gray hair, clean shaven and missing teeth.
The investigation is in its early stages and information is limited at this point. Additional details will be provided as they become available.
Based on preliminary information, investigators believe this is an isolated incident and do not believe there is an active threat to the community.
If anyone has information regarding this incident please call Detective Gerstner at 925-256-3578.