Portland police on Tuesday identified a suspect in Sunday night's attack on a truck driver who was seen on video being pulled from the vehicle and violently beaten. The Portland Police Bureau is on the hunt for Marquise Love, who also goes by the name "Keese Love," for his alleged involvement in the vicious assault that was caught on video and circulated on social media.
H/T: Fox News
“The Portland Police Bureau is taking this assault and other incidents of violence extremely seriously,” said Chief Chuck Lovell in a statement provided with the press release. “Our Detectives continue to investigate this assault as well as other acts of violence directed toward protesters, but we need more than just videos from social media. In order to hold individuals responsible for criminal acts, we need the public to provide information and refrain from tampering with evidence.”
More from the statement:
Yesterday, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) began investigation of an assault that occurred in the downtown area where an adult male associated to a white pick-up truck was violently assaulted. Investigators positively identified the suspect as 25 year-old Marquise Love. Investigators made attempts to contact Love but could not locate him.
Investigators have left messages for Love to turn himself in but will continue to look for him as there is probable cause for his arrest.
PPB Investigators have been made aware of attempts by members of the public to contact Love after possible personal information was posted online. Investigators urge the public to not do this as it can be dangerous. Also, the information circulating on social media is not always accurate.
Other reports around social media claim that the victim in this case is not recovering or has succumbed to the injuries. These reports are false. The victim has been released from the hospital and is recovering.
The anonymous message board 4Chan reportedly identified the man who dealt the final kick to the victim who was savagely beaten by rioters in Portland on Sunday evening.
Breaking: @PortlandPolice have finally named Marquise Lee Love, 25, as a suspect in the brutal BLM beating of Adam Haner. Police have made attempts to locate and contact the suspect but have not been successful. #PortlandRiots #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/iDyg0emFHG pic.twitter.com/Y8fR95rQca— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 18, 2020
Any legacy media coverage of Marquise Love will omit his ties to Portland BLM. That’s intentional.— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 18, 2020
Mr Love also has a criminal history that includes charges for domestic violence assault. #BlackLivesMatter #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/Gc9vOG9kGe
GRAPHIC: Rioters in downtown Portland detain man who had a car crash. They force him to sit on the ground while they search his belongings. One of them runs up and kicks him in the head, instantly knocking him out. There are no police. Video by @FromKalen pic.twitter.com/x646QheCV0— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 17, 2020
For law enforcement: this is the man who violently assaulted the victim tonight by multiple punches and a from the behind execution style drop kick to the head— Drew Hernandez (@livesmattershow) August 17, 2020
He was wearing a security vest, had a gold watch on and curly hair as well
About between 5/10 and 6 foot pic.twitter.com/xSh9GUKK3m