Police seek IDs of ‘Sunglasses’ and ‘Red Beard’ in Charlottesville parking garage attack

Four men have already been arrested and convicted in the Aug. 12, 2017 videotaped beating of DeAndre Harris, in a Charlottesville, Virginia, parking garage, after the white nationalist rally — but police remain unable to identify two attackers.

The assault on the then-20-year-old black man, in which he was kicked, punched and hit with flagpoles and wooden planks, has led to convictions of four white nationalists. Daniel Borden, Jacob Scott Goodwin, Alex Michael Ramos and Tyler Watkins Davis have all been found guilty to malicious wounding.

In previous trials and hearings, the actions of two unidentified men have been attributed to “Sunglasses” and “Red Beard.”

In a Feb. 14 news release, Charlottesville police acknowledged detectives had “exhausted all efforts to bring the other two men,” and were hopeful “the public’s assistance can help bring the assailants to justice and close this case.”

The first person of interest is a white man with a red beard, wearing a trucker’s hat. The second is a white man with brown hair, wearing sunglasses.

Journalist and activist Shaun King’s online campaign to identify participants in Harris’s attack led to the identification of three of the men arrested thus far.

Charlottesville police ask anyone with information on these men to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 434-977-4000.

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