On July 9, 2017 at approximately 12:56 am officers of the Merced Police Department received information that Bryant Brown, who was wanted for a felony robbery warrant and was at the Hookah Lounge, located at 435 W. Main St. in the City of Merced.
Officers of the Merced Police Department went to the business and once inside attempted to locate Brown. While the officers were looking for Brown the crowd of people become aggressive and started to challenge the officers. One of the officers was seriously injured when he was assaulted and hit in the face by several subjects that were in the business. Additional officers were called to the scene to assist in controlling the crowd. One of the police officers lost his body camera during the time that he was being attacked by citizens involved at the Hookah Lounge. The Police Department is asking for the citizen who found the body camera to return it to the Merced Police Department.
Bryant Brown has been arrested on the felony warrant; however, this is an ongoing investigation.
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information, which includes video information regarding the incident at the Hookah Lounge incident, to please contact Sergeant Gorman or Detective Horn at (209) 385-4706. Witnesses can remain anonymous