Suspect in composite sketch viciously beat woman during road rage incident in Long Beach

Investigators with the California Highway Patrol released a sketch of a suspect they say viciously attacked a woman with a tire iron during a road rage incident in Long Beach on May 10.

Authorities are hoping the community can help identify the suspect who was described as a black male adult in his 40's with a full beard, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark blue beanie and a white stripe, a blue shirt, black basketball shorts and white tennis shoes.

The vicious assault occurred at about 7:55 p.m. on Willow Street just off the southbound 605 Freeway. The suspect was driving a Nissan described as a late model white 4-door sedan, possibly a Sentra, Altima or Maxima with a partial license plate of either:

-- 8***413

-- 8***423

-- 8***415

-- or 8***425

The Nissan displayed a pink "Lyft" light on the passenger side of the windshield.

Investigators say there was a collision between the Nissan and a white Chevrolet Silverado. After the crash, both drivers exited the freeway but while the victim stood outside her car, the suspect began hitting her in the arms, chest and face with a tire iron and his fists resulting in the victim suffering major injuries. She is not recovering, according to authorities.

The suspect got back into the Nissan and drove away in a westerly direction on Willow Street, according to CHP.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Officer Joel Holly at 562-868-0503 ext. 232 or via email at