DENVER (CBS4) – As a young man is embarking on difficult road to recovery three weeks after a brutal beating, and police are continuing to look for the attacker or attackers.
Jason Weber and some friends were at a toga party on Aug. 21 at Maloney’s Tavern on Market Street near 15th. On their way out, just down the road, they got separated and there was a confrontation.
One friend was knocked out and Weber was beaten severely.
Investigators just recently showed his father what was caught of the confrontation on a halo camera.
“It was also evident that there was someone videotaping this the whole time,” Michael Weber told CBS4. “It was a bright light and he was holding it up and moving around to make sure he could get a good picture.”Another friend who was a designated driver told Jason’s father there were four men involved in the beating but so far police have only released a sketch of the one man they say they are looking for.
The suspect was described as being a Hispanic or white man in his early 20s, about 5-foot-11 to 6 feet with a slender build. He had dark jelled up hair which met in the middle on top.
“What we realy really want and need is for someone to come forward and say ‘Look I’ve got his video. Or I have this photo I took that night,” Denver police spokesman John White said.
Weber was initially in a coma after the beating. He is now recovering at Denver Health Medical Center. He has multiple skull fractures and his nose is broken.
“He’s got a traumatic brain injury and he’s going to require extensive rehab,” his father said.
Michael Weber described his son as someone who “got along with everyone” and “was a very likeable boy, very polite.” He also described him as a car lover and “gear head.”
“It’s just been a living hell for us,” he said.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of as much as $2,000 for information and Weber’s father is offering another $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.
Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can also text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message.