Location: 8200 block of Avenue 272, Visalia

Incident Date: 04-23-16

Incident Time: 2145 hours

Case Number: 16-05150

Victim: David Smith

Posted by: Dispatch

On Saturday 04/23/2016 at 2154 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 8200 block of Avenue 272 in the Visalia area regarding a physical altercation.


Deputies arrived in the area at 2214 hours and contacted David Smith in the parking lot of where the incident took place. David told Deputies he saw a group of people arguing and fighting in the parking lot. 

David approached the group to attempt and de-escalate the situation. David was then assaulted by a male subject with a 4-foot metal pipe. David said he was struck three times by the suspect. The suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived.


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office via telephone at 1-800-808-0488 / 559-733-6218 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194 and download the Tipnow app for Android or Apple phones.